Much of indigenous Australia fits too readily into the developing world category. It's a national disgrace in one of the world's wealthiest countries. Poor health, low participation rates in education, very crowded housing, unemployment, and substance abuse are among the major problems, especially in remote and regional communities.
A friend and former teaching colleague in Arnhem Land's Maningrida Community, Sinem Saban, has just directed a film addressing these issues head on. She is co-writer and producer of Our Generation with Damien Curtis. The preview gives background to the current struggles to 'close the gap', in the government's words.
Indigenous Australia #1: Our Generation
Friday, June 18, 2010
Our Generation: Indigenous Australia Today
Crosspost from Th!nk3: Developing World: