DJÄKAMIRR film screening

Film poster showing two women painted with white, red, and yellow stripes along their torso and with a white painted face. They are holding sticks in their hands and are wearing red headpieces. They are standing on a stormy beach with birds flying in the background.

Kenneth Myer Building 30 Royal Parade Parkville, VIC 3052

About the film

Filmed in remote Arnhem Land, DJÄKAMIRR follows Ḻäwurrpa and Sarah on a unique journey through ancestral time, country and culture. As mutual trust develops between the two women, they hope to empower Yolŋu and reclaim 60,000 years of birthing culture from the stronghold of Western medicine. This is their story of working with community to pilot the training of djäkamirr- the caretakers of pregnancy and birth.

About this event

Please join the Lowitja Institute and the University of Melbourne's Indigenous Health Equity Unit, Indigenous Studies Unit, and Indigenous Knowledge Institute for a special screening of DJÄKAMIRR. The event will include a special welcome by Lowitja Institute CEO Janine Mohamed and a pre-recorded Q&A with the film's creators, and will be followed by networking and refreshments.

In lieu of payment, we ask that you consider the film's five calls to action. In particular, you can donate an amount of your choice to sponsor the ongoing work of the djäkamirr in Galiwin’ku.

Doors at our venue will open at 3:15 PM and the event will begin at 3:30 PM. Light refreshments will be served after the film at approximately 4:55 PM.

The venue is located directly across from Stop 11 on the Route 19 tram. There is limited on-street parking, including accessible parking, within 50 metres of the venue.

For further information, please see Eventbrite.