ABOVE: A still from the film Coming Home – Stories From Bandjalang Elders.
A documentary Coming Home – Stories From Bandjalang Elders will be launched at Chinamans Beach in Evans Head this Saturday, July 15 from 2–6.30pm.
The three Elders featured in the film have a history with the Box Ridge mission near Coraki.
Uncle Warren Williams, Aunty Irene Cavanaugh and Aunty Alvina Kapeen talk in the film about the origins of Box Ridge.
They reflect on their time growing up as jarjums in the 60s and the importance of maintaining connection to their own Country for wellbeing.
Coming Home, Stories From Bandjalang Elders is produced by Mitch King and directed by Karenza Ebejer.
The film features stories from the Bandjalang region which stretches from Evans Head to the region just west of Casino.
Each of the Elders take the filmmakers to the places, showing them where they used to swim at Sandy Point or play at the Box Ridge reserve.
Everyone is invited to the free outdoor screening of Coming Home, Stories From Bandjalang Elders at Dirawong Reserve, Chinamans Beach, Evans Head. The screening is at 4.30pm.
There will be weaving, lantern making, face painting, food trucks and market stalls.
Bring a picnic rug. An elders’ space will be provided.
Transport is available for communities in Ballina, Lismore and Coraki.
Bookings are essential, call 0487 540 658.