National Reconciliation Week Closing Event
To wrap up another National Reconciliation Week, we would like to invite you to an exclusive screening of “Bala”. This poetic short film about a former Aboriginal Navy officer, who reunites with family to grieve the death of his much-loved grandfather. The film highlights the struggles of balancing life walking in a cultural and modern world.
This is a unique opportunity to hear directly from a proud descendant of the Kuku Yalanji and Djabugay peoples, the Mununjali Clan of South East QLD, the Butchulla clan of Fraser Island and the Meriam people of the Eastern Torres Strait Islands.
Luke Currie-Richardson the subject of the film will be present to discuss how the film relates to current times and why reconciliation is important across the board whilst juggling such circumstances.
Reconciliation Week 2021 will be supporting Kinchela Boys Home You can make your own donation here.
Join us at the International Towers Companionway between Level 30 and 31 in Tower Two.
- 5.00pm Arrival times of participants and guests
- Welcome Kira-Lea Dargin - Indigenous Coordinator
- Screening of “Bala”
- Key Note with Luke Currie-Richardson
- Introduction of Bunha-Bunhanga catering and serving of light refreshments
- 6.30pm Evening concludes
When: Thursday 3rd June
Where: The Companionway between Level 30 and 31, International Towers, Tower Two
What time: 5.00pm-6:30pm
To register please log in and book through our Partner Portal. Bookings essential and only limited availability.
Luke is a descendant of the Kuku Yalanji and Djabugay peoples, the Mununjali Clan of South East QLD, the Butchulla clan of Fraser Island and the Meriam people of the Eastern Torres Strait Islands.
Luke’s passion for dance began in 2002 whilst traditional dancing with Gerib Sik Torres Strait Islander Dance Group with his family in Canberra and his first introduction to contemporary dance came as a member of QL2. Luke studied dance at NAISDA Dance College and in 2010 commenced a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance) at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). In 2012 Luke appeared in Wesley Enoch’s I Am Eora for Sydney Festival and later that year joined Bangarra Dance Theatre.