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War on Waste Episode 2
Episode 2 of War on Waste
Craig Reucassel examines the growing e-waste problem, fast furniture and continuing the #StrawNoMore movement, takes his new straw mascot - McChokey to a fast food giant
War on Waste Episode 3
Episode 3 of War on Waste
In the final episode, Craig Reucassel goes undercover in a food court to see how much food is being thrown out and explains the big role restaurants, cafes and fast food outlets have in reducing food waste.
War on Waste
Craig Reucassel targets plastic water bottles, straws, e-waste, fast furniture, food waste and the recycling crisis. Over three episodes, Craig tackles our reliance on plastic and encourages us to reduce our plastic footprint, especially single use plastic items that end…
3 videos
War on Waste Episode 1
Episode 1 of War on Waste
Craig explores our reliance on single-use plastic items like plastic bottles and straws that damage our waterways and marine life.
Dreams and Nightmares
From the 'dreaming' to the unsettling nightmare of colonisation, what is the role of memory, dreams and the spirit world in Aboriginal art?
Bitter and Sweet
How does the startling beauty - and humour - of Aboriginal art intertwine with reverberations of the past and our present?
Home and Away
What does it mean to be 'at home' for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people? Is it where you live, or the 'country' you are exiled from?
Art + Soul Series 1
Hetti Perkins, senior curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, shares her knowledge of - and passion for - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art.
3 videos
Frog Dreaming - The Quest
Orphaned 14 year-old Cody is a typical boy with an adventurous spirit and imagination to match. Living with his guardian Gaza in an outback Australian township, Cody learns of an ancient Aboriginal myth known as 'Donkegin', sparking an interest that…
Spear-Thrower Making Including Stone Flaking and Gum Preparation
A man of the Western Desert makes a spear thrower (or Woomera), he cuts the wood from a mulga tree and shapes it with a metal axe. He prepares spinifex gum, flakes a stone blade, and sticks the stone (for…
A Family Moves Camp and Gathers Food
A nomadic family of the Western Desert moves from Yalara camp to Tika Tika camp a days walk away. On the way they gather fruit, grass seed, lizards and a rabbit eared bandicoot. After making camp and getting water from…
Desert People
Desert People was shot in 1965 in the Gibson Desert of the Australian Western Desert. There was still a handful of family groups perhaps three or four, living a nomadic hunter-food gatherer life, somewhere in the heart of the desert.…
Quandong Cake
A woman of the Western Desert nurses her baby; she then grinds the dried skin and flesh of quandong fruit and mixes this with water to make an uncooked cake which is then eaten.
Kangaroo Cooking at Kunapural
A man of the Western Desert cooks a kangaroo according to Western Desert custom and then divides it into its various cuts using stone and wooden tools. Children get water from a well in a rocky area using wooden dishes.
Making a Wira
A man of the Western Desert cuts a section of wood from a tree for making into a digging dish or wira. He starts by using the hand chopper he has made, but after a time changes to a metal…
Mamu
Two men of the Western Desert chase amamu or evil spirit out of camp. Both men are mapantjara, men who have the power to remove powerful bones or stones from their stomachs and use them for medicine and dealing with…
Headache
A man of the Western Desert who is a mapantjara or healer operates on another man who has a headache. He takes powerful bones from his stomach and pushes these into the patients head. He then sucks at the back…
Spinning Hair String - Getting Water from a Well - Binding Girl’s Hair
In three sequences - A woman of the Western Desert spins human hair string. A girl climbs into one of the deep wells at Tika Tika and scoops up water from the bottom with her wooden dish. The girl's hair…
Cooking Kangaroo
A kangaroo has been shot. A man of the Western Desert guts it using the stone in the handle of his spear-thrower. After singeing off the fur in a blazing fire. The kangaroo is cooked in a trench covered with…
At Patantja Clay Pan
Two days in the life of three families of the Western Desert who were camped together by a large clay pan. Good rain had fallen some months ago, the clay pan is largely covered with water, and game and vegetable…