COME WALK WITH US - Film Fundraiser for YES Campaign

  • Fri, Aug 18, 2023 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Ballarat Trades Hall

    24 Camp Street
    Ballarat Central, Victoria 3350
Ticket Price (AUD) Free This event is now over
Description

Come and join supporters of the Ballarat YES Campaign on Friday August 18th for screening of COME WALK WITH US. 
The Maritime Union of Australia's National Indigenous Officer, Thomas Mayo is the Executive Producer of the new documentary COME WALK WITH US. Mr Mayo is a former wharfie, an author, a signatory to the Uluru Statement from the Heart, and a leading voice for the Yes campaign in the lead up to the referendum later this year.

The star of the film, Vicki Morta, is Australia's first Indigenous woman bosun. Vicki works on a huge bauxite tanker that operates off the coast of Far North Queensland. Since 2021, Vicki has embraced the challenge and become an inspiring advocate for the Voice to Parliament.

The film follows Vicki on her personal journey to her home in Far North Queensland to hear stories about her peoples' history from her Elders to the national stage where she has become a prominent champion for the 'Yes' campaign. 

The documentary showcases the Maritime Union of Australia's long record of solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander people. From wharfie Fred Maynard who led the first all-Aboriginal political voice, the Australian Aboriginal Progressive Association back in the mid 1920's to today supporting the Uluru Statement from the Heart and the referendum for its key proposal: a constitutionally enshrined First Nations Voice.

The film (YOUTUBE LINK BELOW) is expected to play a crucial role in inspiring audiences with its depiction of the unique and deeply felt perspective of an Indigenous woman at the forefront of a tough industry in the lead up to the referendum later in 2023.

 

Date & Time

Fri, Aug 18, 2023 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Venue Details

Ballarat Trades Hall

24 Camp Street
Ballarat Central, Victoria 3350 Ballarat Trades Hall
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