A poetic cine-essay about race and Australia's colonised history and how it impacts into the present. (52mins 2008)
IHC 2008 trailer has 875 youtube views @ 7.2014.
Jeni Thornley is a documentary filmmaker. Her film "Island Home Country" is a 52 minute poetic cine-essay about race and Australia's colonised history and how it impacts into the present.
"There is a cathartic retelling and analysis of personal memories and collective histories in the film's movement from past to present and back again, as Thornley seeks a resolution to the ongoing ethical dilemma surrounding the occupation of Aboriginal lands." Christine Peacock, Colourise, Brisbane International Film Festival, 2008.
Jeni Thornley writes about filmmaking process and Aboriginal protocols in 'Passionate Histories: Myth, Memory and Indigenous Australia', (eds) F. Peters Little, A. Curthoys, J. Docker, Aboriginal History, ANU ePress: http://epress.anu.edu.au/ab...
Nominated Best Achievement in Sound, Documentary, ASSG Awards 2008
High Commendation, UTS Reconciliation Award, UTS Human Rights Awards 2008
ABC TV 1 & 2 national broadcasts 2009 & 2010
International Women's Film Festival, Dacca, Bangladesh 2014
NAIDOC Week, Riawunna, University of Tasmania 2009
Nepal International Indigenous Film Festival, Khatmandu 2009
TAC International Film And Video Festival, Oregon, USA 2008
'Re-Orienting Whiteness', Monash University 2008
Brisbane International Film Festival, Colourise BIFF 2008
Island Home Country is relevant to a number of Key Learning Areas, including Australian History, Indigenous Issues, Politics, English, Cultural Studies and Media Studies. The ATOM Study Guide includes resource links to various protocol documents.
DVD copies and Study Guide (ATOM) http://www.jenithornley.comhttp://www.theeducationshop...