Film premiere: Wutharr: Saltwater Dreams

    • 	Image: Still from Wutharr: Saltwater Dreams
    • Screening and discussion with the Karrabing Film Collective


The Karrabing Film Collective is a grassroots Indigenous media group, who use filmmaking as a means of self-organisation and social analysis. Shot by Karrabing members on iPhones, Wutharr: Saltwater Dreams 2016 will premiere at the Gallery as part of the 20th Biennale of Sydney.

Across a series of flashbacks, an extended Indigenous family argue about what caused their boat’s motor to break down and leave them stranded out bush. As they consider the roles played in the incident by the ancestral present, the regulatory state and the Christian faith, Wutharr: Saltwater Dreams explores the multiple demands and inescapable vortexes of contemporary Indigenous life.

2pm Film screening
2.30pm Q&A

Introduced and moderated by Penny Smallacombe, Head of Indigenous, Screen Australia.

This event is a part of the Not Evenly Distributed series for the 20th Biennale of Sydney. It has been made possible with generous assistance from the University of Sydney.

Saturday 4 June 2016, 2pm


No bookings required

Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre

Related exhibition: 20th Biennale of Sydney

Image: Still from Wutharr: Saltwater Dreams