The Festival is heading back to the desert this year for another great celebration of the remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander media industry.
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25 - 30 SEPTEMBER 2017
IRRUNYTJU, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
The leaders of Ngaanyatjarra Media and the Irrunytju (Wingellina) community in Western Australia have welcomed the opportunity to host the 19th Remote Indigenous Media Festival.
“Bring your swag and we’ll show you our country and culture in the desert." - Community Chairperson Chris Reid
Irrunytju community is located near the tri-state border of WA, SA and NT with a population of approximately 150 people, mostly Pitjantjatjara. It is the home of the remote Indigenous media organisation NG Media, which supports 14 communities across the Ngaanyatjarra region of south-east WA.
This year is the 25th anniversary of NG Media, which originated in 1992 as Irrunytju Media and was focussed on cultural video production and local BRACS radio. NG Media now runs a regional satellite radio network Radio NGm, has a video production arm, a music program, and a vibrant network of community media centres which provide computer access and training.
“It will be fantastic to be able to join all the remote media workers from around the country and show off our great media centre and the work being done in this place. I’m a visitor here too and I know that although the community is small, the welcome is strong." - NG Media Manager, Mark Finlay
More Festival updates and registration details coming soon.