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  • - 9 minutes

Two Elders feel that their grandson is old enough to start learning vitally important lessons that will equip him with the necessary tools to maintain the future survival of his culture. His classroom is the expansive country of his ancestors. But is he ready for the challenge that is placed before him, and will he know what to do when the time comes?

Screening Information
Whakapapa Shorts

12:30 PM
Sunday 27 September 2020
Māoriland Hub

  • Indigenous Nation Yorta Yorta and Wurundjeri (Woiwurrung)
  • Country Australia
  • Director Tony Briggs
  • Director Bio Tony Briggs - Tony is a Yorta Yorta/Wurundjeri (Woiwurrung) theatre & film practitioner (Actor, Writer, Director and Producer) and the creator and writer of feature film ‘The Sapphires’ which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival 2012. He received two AWGIE awards and the film won 11 of 12 categories at AACTA 2013. He previously wrote ‘The Sapphires’ Play, which had sell-out seasons at the MTC and Belvoir, winning two Helpmann Awards. Tony is co-originator, executive producer and writer of the eight part TV series ‘The Warriors’. As an actor of over 20 years he holds many credits to his name including feature roles in Cleverman (2015), Broken Shore (2013), Redfern Now (2012) and The Slap (2010). Tony is the Artistic Director of Birrarangga Film Festival, showcasing Indigenous Films from across the globe to Melbourne Audiences biannually.