Legendary Aboriginal actor David Gulpilil has spent his adult life trying to navigate his way through two very different cultures: that of his Yolngu people and that of the colonising Australian culture. In Another Country, he gives us first-hand insight into the confusions and chaos that occur in the clash between these cultures.
At the beginning of last century the Australian Government, along with entrepreneurs, opportunists and 'do-gooders', made a concerted effort to gain control of the lands of the Yolngu people across northern Arnhem Land, along the central part of northern Australia. The long succession of would-be cattle barons, missionaries and government agents failed to dispossess the Yolngu of their lands, but the introduction of their new ways and different laws succeeded in eroding the heart of a complex culture that was once strong, defiant and self-sufficient.
Another Country is a documentary which considers, from the inside, the ramifications of one culture being dominated by another.
Join us for this insightful evening of film, live music, chocolate tasting and a yummy locally made vegan food! ~
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CHOCOLATE TASTING with CHOW CACAOChow Cacao’s delicious organic, raw, vegan chocolate bars are made from fair trade and sustainably sourced ingredients. Handmade in our home town Byron Bay and hand-wrapped in nostalgic golden foil. The mix of classic and funky flavours will bring you back to your childhood, when coconut roughs and golden foil were a thing! Their simple and iconic packaging is inspired by the 70’s surf culture here in Byron Bay.
CHEESE TASTING with NUTTY BAYThe wonderful Nutty Bay will be supporting this event and sharing some of their incredible vegan cheeses with everyone after the film! Nutty Bay is a locally produced vegan company based in Byron Bay. Their Cashew Cheese is made from all natural plant based ingredients and full of rich enzymes which improve the balance of bacteria in your guts. Their Products are made from organic ingredients which act as a natural probiotic. Their focus is on supporting the local community by creating sustainable vegan food, that contributes to the preservation of our precious environment. FInd out more about Nutty Bay on their website: www.nuttybay.com.au or on facebook https://www.facebook.com/nuttybaycompany
LIVE MUSIC with KYM STATON
Kym Staton has been serenading audiences in cafes, bars, pubs and other small venues as a singer/songwriter since 2012 and has performed more than three-hundred gigs at intimate venues around Sydney and Melbourne - including Bar 303, The Factory Theatre, The Newsagency, Newtown Social Club, Dome Bar, The White Horse, Broadway Lounge, Govindas Movie Room, Loop Project Space and countless other intimate venues, honing his skills and stagecraft.
He has a unique sound both exotic and earthy, and a wide and eclectic repertoire of blues, jazz and folk covers, weird old songs and unusual originals. His rare rock tenor voice goes from subtle to soaring in a heartbeat, and the exquisite interplay of his captivating vocals and a deft touch on his telecaster and acoustic guitar must to be heard to be believed. Check out some of Kym's music on his youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/KymStatonChannel/videosKym Staton is currently preparing to record his live cafe album later this year, which will document his past five years of intimate live performances and expansive repertoire.
DINNER with YUMMIFYYour ticket includes a light but nourishing, delicious three-dish, vegan, gluten-free and preservative-free, standing-mingle finger food dinner by our caterer Yummify.
Yummify is completely devoted to vegan, preservative free, made-from-scratch plant-based food. They source ingredients locally and their food ranges from finger food to gourmet plated delicacies, as well as their speciality - artisan vegan cheeses. They teach classes from forage to feast and hope to be part of the movement that re-educates us all to grow, gather, and have gratitude for the incredible gifts on our planet.
Yummify feel it is time to step away from the supermarket ready-made instant-food culture and re-empower ourselves. Their passion for food and learning means their menu is constantly expanding.Menu:*Stuffed Mushrooms*Chickpea Flour Sticks with Coconut Tzatziki *Matcha Choc Bars
Program:5.45pm: Doors open6.00pm: Live music and chocolate tasting6.30pm: Film (75 min duration)7.45pm: Dinner Investment:(includes film, music, chocolate tasting and dinner!)A portion of your ticket purchase supports the film maker! Thank you for supporting independent film making, and helping educate and build awareness :-)Adults = $41 Students/Pensioners/concession = $36Refund policy:* Please note that tickets are NOT refundable if you change your mind or are unable to make it on the day. Your tickets cannot be changed to another date. They may however be given to a friend to attend. Enquiries: a2pzdGF0b24gfCBpY2xvdWQgISBjb21TdWJzY3JpYmU=
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