Carry the Flag

Indigenous man holds the Torres Strait Islander flag.
Title:
Carry the Flag
NFSA ID:
1514816
Year:
2017
Category:
Access fees

The year 2017 marked the 25th anniversary of the Torres Strait Flag.

For Bernard Namok Jnr – ‘Bala B’ – the flag is a poignant reminder of home, family and the father he hardly knew.

Bernard Namok Senior won the flag design competition in 1992 but a year later, at just 31 years of age, he died leaving behind his wife with four young children.

Journey across the Torres Straits with Bala B to honour his father’s legacy. This is a rich and powerful story of a man whose design created meaning for a people once invisible to mainland Australia – the people of the Torres Strait.

Director:
Danielle MacLean
Producers:
Anna Grieve, Danielle MacLean, Bernard Namok Jr
Production Company:
Tamarind Tree Pictures