The Resource Media nomads, written and directed by Donna Ives ; produced by Rod Freedman, (electronic resource)

Media nomads, written and directed by Donna Ives ; produced by Rod Freedman, (electronic resource)

Label
Media nomads
Title
Media nomads
Statement of responsibility
written and directed by Donna Ives ; produced by Rod Freedman
Contributor
Director
Distributor
Narrator
Production company
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Warning: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers should be aware that this content may contain images or names of people who have since passed away. 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
Additional physical form
Previously released as DVD
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
representational
Dewey number
305.89915
Language note
In English
Series statement
  • Australasian video online
  • Everyday brave
Target audience
adult
Label
Media nomads, written and directed by Donna Ives ; produced by Rod Freedman, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • Title from resource description page (viewed November 17, 2014)
  • Warning: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers should be aware that this content may contain images or names of people who have since passed away
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
c
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ASP2711966/ausv
Dimensions
  • other
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file) (26 min.)
Form of item
online
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b3225877x
Reformatting quality
access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • ASP2711966
  • (OCoLC)897481076
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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