IndigifestOZ 2018 Excursion

 This official NAIDOC 2018 poster was created by Cheryl Moggs, a Bigambul woman from Gonodiwindi, Queensland.  This year’s theme is: “Because of Her”. In an interview with NITV it states that “her painting sends two messages: it celebrates the indigenous women who have fought for justice in our society, and highlights the importance of connection to country.”

In the spirit of NAIDOC, Ange Ramirez (our AIEO) took students from our school and the High School to Busselton on Friday 24 August to participate in IndigifestOZ 2018.

This festival presents Aboriginal film content and indigenous activities during the CinefestOZ Film Festival in Busselton.

Students first viewed the film “Roll With It” which told the story of the Australian Men’s Wheelchair Basketvall team, the Rollers, on their journey to the 2014 World Championships and explored the way they had to face challenges and use their inner strength to overcome adversity and ultimately, succeed!

Students then went to the Festival Hub in the Undulup Room in the Busselton Civic Centre where they visited indigenous stalls, met Aboriginal artists and participated in interactive film making  experiences, such as ‘green screen’, ‘slo-mo booth’ and ‘virtual reality’.  In the movie below you can see the finished version of their ‘green screen thunderstorm movie’ and how it was created.


Students enjoyed the day and the variety it offered.

Written by D. Veary; Movie clips by Ange Ramirez; Posted by D. Veary

 

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