NFSA adds Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander program to new On Demand platform

NFSA Player launches with both free and pay-per-view content ahead of NAIDOC Week celebrations.

The National Film and Sound Archive has launched an online NFSA Player with both free and pay-per-view content.

It launches today with Indigenous drama, feature films, music and performance titles ahead of NAIDOC Week celebrations.

The Buwindja (‘Remember’ in Dharawal) Collection of 17 titles will include Warwick Thornton’s Samson & Delilah, Rachel Perkins’ feature film Mabo, Bangarra Dance Theatre’s dance film Spear, drama series The Gods of Wheat Street, Essie Coffey’s documentary My Survival as an Aboriginal, the rock n’ roll documentary Wrong Side of the Road and biographical features about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders such as Noel Tovey and Ruby Langford Ginibi.

The program is curated by Gillian Moody, a Wodi Wodi woman and NFSA’s Senior Manager, Indigenous Connections.

“Buwindja represents an opportunity for Australians to reflect on the part they play in ensuring that the voice that our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders have fought for in the past and present continues to be heard,” said curator Gillian Moody. “I curated it with the hope of inspiring audiences to reflect, imagine and act when they listen to and watch these stories.”

Individual titles are available at $4.99. Access to the complete Buwindja collection of 17 titles is $19.99. Once purchased, viewers have 30 days to watch the title/s as many times as they like, across web, mobile and TV apps.

NFSA advises the per-item charge covers rights clearances for the content and platform costs.


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