NG Media has received funding from the Indigenous Advancement Strategy of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet to conduct a training project in the local Ngaanyatjarra schools. The project aims to deliver training in both radio and film and has a number of outcomes - keeping kids engaged with school activities and wanting to come, giving them opportuniites to have a go at producing media that tells their stories and hopefully uncovering and nurturing the next generation of film producers and radio announcers - some of whom could work for NG Media in the future.
It has taken a couple of goes to get it finished, but filming is finally completed on the third film to be made by secondary students of the Ngaanyatjarra School - this time in Warakurna. Students of Ben McDonald's class started the process back in November and came up with a story line about two new students coming to Warakurna School for the first time. Cultural business in the community meant that there weren't enough students still in the community to complete the film that week and so NG Media returned lrecently in an effort to finish before the end of the year.
Well done to Germaine and Lucy who were in just about every shot, and thanks to Ben McDonald for all his hard work making it happen.
Additional funding for the project was also received from the Community Broadcasting Foundation and once post-production is completed, the film will be broadcast on ICTV. Look out for it in 2016!