First ever ‘Yarn Up’ night of stories and Aboriginal culture at Narooma

The film “Star Stories of the Dreaming” by Eleanor Gilbert will be shown at the"Yarn Up" event at Narooma Public School.
The film “Star Stories of the Dreaming” by Eleanor Gilbert will be shown at the"Yarn Up" event at Narooma Public School.

There will be a special “Yarn Up” night at Narooma Public School at 5pm on Monday, November 20 featuring the screening of the film “Star Stories of the Dreaming” by Eleanor Gilbert.

Ms Gilbert will be one of two special guests at the event, along with author Bruce Pascoe, who wrote the book “Dark Emu: Black Seeds: Agriculture or Accident”.

In addition to the the screening of the movie, there will be a barbecue and information from school community support groups. Check out artwork created by students and enjoy refreshments afterwards.

Aboriginal elders, parents and the community is invited to this evening of sharing stories and talking things out.

Movie trailer

Please RSVP to the school at 4476 2556. 

Eleanor Gilbert is a filmmaker with an extensive research and ecological background. She will be bringing with her, the full length edition of her movie that recently aired on SBS and NITV.

Her focus is to tell the stories, locate and document the pathways, which are leading out of the maze of oppression and the belly of the Australian genocide to the reinstated sovereignty for First Nations and Peoples.

More about the “Star Stories” movie:

When the ancient wisdoms of the universe held by the oldest culture on earth meet modern astrophysics a new concept is born - cultural astronomy.

Increasingly Aboriginal people in Australia are being recognised as the first astronomers.

In the meeting of minds between Prof Ray Norris, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) astrophysicist project leader of the Evolutionary Mapping of the Universe (EMU), and Ghillar Michael Anderson, leader of the Euahlayi people of north-west New South Wales, extraordinary parallels emerge in the two cultures - such as ‘wormholes’ and the pathway to Bullima, the Euahlayi Sky Camp, via the hollow Coolabah tree.

In Star Stories of The Dreaming, Ghillar shares publicly for the first time teachings passed to him as the knowledge holder for his people, the Euahlayi.


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