An Old Fella teaches a Young Fella there are more ways than one to heal the spirit.
Ward One is a film that highlights a young Aboriginal man’s struggle with mental health. Mental health issues are rarely talked about in Aboriginal communities and often misunderstood.
Within Central Australian Aboriginal culture, a Ngangkari is a cultural doctor. They are highly revered in both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities. Part of their healing practices deals with sicknesses that are unseen (mental health), focusing on the power of the mind to heal the body.
- Tysan Towney - Young Fella
Sara West - Nurse
Thomas Cocquerel - Man
Gibson John - Old Fella
Medika Thorpe - Mum
- Release dates
- 8 July 2018 - Australia
- MA 15+ - Mature accompanied
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