Planning an upcoming trip to Canberra for your school?
The National Film and Sound Archive’s (NFSC) First Nations Films and Stories program is now an alternative PACER program that can be included in your itinerary planning when visiting our nation’s Capital.
This program looks at the important and iconic roles First Nations Australians play in the film and television industry. The educators create a safe cultural space for an in-depth examination of the work of key First Nations actors, directors and other creatives.
- What do their films say about us as a country and a culture?
- How can these films deepen our understanding of Australia’s complex history, and spark a rich and respectful conversation?
The program is best suited for secondary students and offers students the opportunity to view and discuss footage from the NFSA’s extensive collection, and ultimately celebrate the contribution First Nations Australians have made to Australia’s film legacy.
This program specifically meets Australian curriculum priorities by exploring the way film has told the stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, shared perspectives and culture.
The duration of the program is 60 minutes and booking enquiries can be made by emailing education@NFSA.gov.au