Karrabing Film Collective is an Indigenous media group based in the Northern Territories of Australia. Karrabing, meaning 'low tide' in the Emmiyengal language, was initiated in 2008 as a form of grassroots activism. They approach filmmaking as a mode of self-organisation and a means of investigating contemporary social conditions of inequality. With their films and installations, the collective exposes the long shadow and different shapes cast by colonial power.
This talk kicks off with the world premiere of Karrabing's latest film Day in the Life, both a perfect primer and summation of their expression. The film depicts obstacles encountered across four points of Karrabing's day. A multi-layered hiphop soundscape sees helpless statements by white media make way for ultimately empowering words of resistance. After the screening, Karrabing delves into an in-depth conversation about their oeuvre with writer, curator and teacher May Adadol Ingawanij.
Sat 25 Jan, 13:30, LantarenVenster 6, €12