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Footprints on Our Land

Synopsis

Footprints on Our Land explores the life and legacy of Ngunnawal Elder Aunty Agnes Shea (aged 84 in 2016).

Ranging from her life as a girl on Oak Hill and Hollywood missions in Yass (NSW) to the present day, Footprints on Our Land captures Aunty Agnes’s life as a survivor of racism, a caring mother and grandmother and a strong advocate for her community.

Made by highly respected documentary filmmaker Pat Fiske, the film portrays an optimistic woman whose tenacity and good humour brought her through the challenges that were typical of a generation of Aboriginal people growing up on missions.

Through her life so far, we see a microcosm of the ongoing Australian journey towards reconciliation. She has shared her time and wisdom with the United Ngunnawal Elders Council and made a major contribution to the establishment of the Ngunnawal Bush Healing Farm.

Mrs Shea has six children, 13 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren.

Footprints on Our Land is testament to a senior Elder whose tireless service welcoming people to Ngunnawal country, in the tradition of her people, has been a major force for reconciliation in the ACT.

To arrange for public broadcast or to purchase a DVD copy of the film contact Tuggeranong Arts Centre (ACT) on 02 6293 1443.

Details

Release dates
16 July 2016 - Australia
Video/DVD release date
2016
Rating
G - general
Distributor
Tuggeranong Arts Centre

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Harvard citation

Korff, J 2018, Footprints on Our Land, <https://www.creativespirits.info/resources/movies/footprints-on-our-land>, retrieved 18 February 2019

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