Cool Drink and Culture: Looking for wild honey
A car drives into Mt Liebig. The young woman talks about Mt Liebig and how it is ‘a good and strong place’. Shots of the residential area of Mt Liebig. A map shows the location of Mt Liebig in proximity to Alice Springs. We meet some of the main characters through whose eyes we are introduced to Mt Liebig: 24-year-old Evelyn Morgan tells us about her life in Mt Liebig; Janelle Eggley is 20 years old and works in aged care; Vivianne Minor talks about looking for wild honey and other bush food. Summary by Romaine Moreton.
Filmmaker Sonja Dare has chosen young women to speak about their experience of living in Mt Liebig. Each character speaks about a different aspect of living in Mt Liebig.
Cool Drink and Culture synopsis
A documentary that features young Indigenous women speaking about the effects of unhealthy food upon the children.
Cool Drink and Culture is part of the Nganampa Anwernekenhe series produced by Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association (CAAMA) Productions. Nganampa Anwernekenhe means 'ours’ in the Pitjantjatjara and Arrernte lanuages, and the series aims to contribute to the preservation of Indigenous languages and cultures.
Cool Drink and Culture curator's notes
The interesting thing about Cool Drink and Culture is that the subjects speaking about the need for a healthy lifestyle – that includes plenty of bush tucker, the passing on of skills on how to hunt and prepare it to the younger generations – are quite young themselves. What the young women speak about is usually presented through elders, but the dynamic here is that young women are taking on this role in their community. Cool Drink and Culture is an empowering film for young Indigenous women, who have a clear understanding of what is needed if the children are to live a life with minimal sickness and maximum health.
Notes by Romaine Moreton