The Resource Media Nomads : The Thaiday Brothers (Everyday Brave)

Media Nomads : The Thaiday Brothers (Everyday Brave)

Label
Media Nomads : The Thaiday Brothers (Everyday Brave)
Title
Media Nomads
Title remainder
The Thaiday Brothers (Everyday Brave)
Contributor
Director
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Bill and Mick Thaiday are father figures in indigenous broadcasting. They've travelled about like a couple of nomads for almost two decades, developing Aboriginal radio stations in remote areas of Australia and sharing their knowledge. Both Bill and Mick have a passionate belief in the importance of Aboriginal culture being reflected in the media, and how this can reinforce the Aboriginal sense of identity and strengthen the process of self-determination. The brothers grew up on Palm Island in the 1950s under the Aboriginal Protection Act, with the sound of curfew bells a part of their daily life. The place was run like a prison but Bill remembers how the radio could take their minds away from the harsh restrictions and injustice of everyday life. After a strike in 1957, the family was moved off the island when their father was branded a troublemaker. Bill worked on the railways for several years in his teens but, as the years passed, the two brothers drifted into alcoholism, sharing bottles of cheap wine in a Townsville park. Then, in early 1980, someone asked a newly sober Bill to go to an indigenous media conference in Alice Springs...and to bring a friend. Bill picked up Mick from the park and they flew to Alice, not knowing that their lives would change forever. Media Nomads is the story of two brothers who have overcome many obstacles and who, with their families, have made more than a few personal sacrifices to bring an invaluable gift to indigenous communities. They have created their own opportunities and followed their own vision to fulfil a goal. Their aim is to give a voice to Aboriginal people where their parents and grandparents had none. A Film Australia National Interest Program in association with Macumba Media Enterprises. Produced with the support of the National Council for the Centenary of Federation and in association with the Pacific Film and Television Commission and SBS Independent. © 2011 National Film and Sound Archive of Australia. Executive Producer: Mark Hamlyn Producer: Rod Freedman Director: Donna Ives Writer: Donna Ives DOP/Cinematographer: Ralph Rigby Narrator/Presenter: Lydia Miller Featured People: Bill Thaiday, Mick Thaiday
Cataloging source
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Characteristic
representational
Date time place
Originally produced by National Film and Sound Archive of Australia in 2002
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Label
Media Nomads : The Thaiday Brothers (Everyday Brave)
Publication
Note
Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1088922
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 streaming video file, approximately 27 minutes)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1088922
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b31823804
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
kanopy88923
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web. System requirements: Adobe Flash Player
Video recording format
other

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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