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Stingray Sisters Screening

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Northey Street City Farm

16 Victoria Street

Windsor

Brisbane, Queensland 4101

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With an Aboriginal mother and a caucasian father, daughters Noni, Alice and Grace Eather are navigating their twenties while moving as they always have between two cultures and two homes.

"Half an hour of screen time is enough to make you fall in love with Alice Eather. The young teacher, poet and activist is one of the three titular sisters in this documentary series, which allows a glimpse into the remote Arnhem Land community of Maningrida through the eyes of Alice, Noni and Grace. With an Aboriginal mother and a Caucasian father, the sisters have spent their lives between two worlds. That makes them perfect go-betweens, both for viewers unfamiliar with their culture, and for their community when a mining company comes sniffing for oil and gas on their traditional lands. This episode focuses on Alice as she leads a community delegation to Sydney to confront the company and stir up media attention. She shines with courage, intelligence and passion. Her fierce love for her people and her land, and her willingness to step out of her comfort zone to protect them, make you feel like she could take on anything and come out triumphant. So it's devastating to know that Alice Eather took her own life earlier this year. She was 28. This story is not about Alice's depression. It ends on an optimistic note, with the mining company withdrawing its application to drill offshore in Arnhem Land. It's unspeakably tragic that, in retrospect, this episode of Stingray Sisters has the feel of a eulogy, but documentary-makers Katrina Channells and Bridget O'Shea have done justice to a remarkable woman."

Louise Schwartzkoff

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