Barrba Wadbirra: Journey Together

A man posing next to a framed colourful artwork
Title:
Barrba Wadbirra: Journey Together
NFSA ID:
1551515
Year:
2017
Category:
WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that the following clip may contain images and voices of deceased persons

For NAIDOC Week 2017 the Western Australian Police Force adorned uniforms and police cars with Aboriginal artwork.  

This thought-provoking initiative originated in the Kimberley with Bunuba elder June Oscar AO and Kimberley Police Superintendent Allan Adams. 

It quickly spread across the state and the artwork of seven Aboriginal artists from around Western Australia were chosen for the initiative named Barrba Wadbirra: Journey Together.

This is the story of how two opposing symbols can be brought together to create new meaning and the possibility of change.

Writer and director:
Kimberley Benjamin
Producer:
Renee Kennedy
Production company:
Metamorflix Pty Ltd