Short films event to showcase Indigenous culture

BLACK SCREEN: The free screening will be on Tuesday, May 29 from 6.30pm at Youthoria cinema on Hallett Place.
BLACK SCREEN: The free screening will be on Tuesday, May 29 from 6.30pm at Youthoria cinema on Hallett Place.

A short film showcase celebrating South Australian Indigenous film and culture is coming to Port Lincoln for National Reconciliation Week.

Black Screen will feature an entertaining mix of family, educational, drama and comedy short films from emerging and established Indigenous film makers, including four South Australian premiere screenings. 

This year’s program will include works from such award-winning filmmakers as Dylan Coleman, whose film Spin Out won Best Director and Best Actor at the Fleurieu Film Festival earlier this year, alongside innovative films such as Thunderstorms, an uplifting film that takes full flight of spirit and endurance; family drama Wild by popular writer, actress and comedian Kiara Milera (from TV series Black Comedy) and the inspirational DreamBIG Coober Pedy, a hip hop video from young Indigenous leaders in the outback town.

Country Arts SA Black Screen program coordinator Michael Crismani said the Black Screen even was a wonderful opportunity to bring people together to “develop a deeper understanding of Indigenous people’s perspectives and histories, ignite conversation and spark change”.

The free screening will be on Tuesday, May 29 from 6.30pm at Youthoria cinema on Hallett Place.

All films prior to the interval are suitable for families, with content more suitable for adults after the break. 

For more information on film classifications and full program details visit countryarts.org.au.