Screening of 'First Australians' Episode

This event is designed to open a conversation with the community on the impacts and consequences of dispossession and racism and encourage respectful understanding through education and truth telling. The First Australians documentary explores what unfolds when the oldest living culture in the world is overrun by the world's greatest empire. 

The episode we are screening, the third episode of this documentary series, is significant because it is highly recommended by the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Elders. 

The episode begins in 1860 in Victoria and, through the lives of Wurundjeri Elders Simon Wonga and William Barak, explores broader issues facing Aboriginal people in these times.

 The screening will be followed up by a facilitated conversation led by Jason Mifsud.

A man is in 3/4 profile to the camera. He has brown eyes, dark hair and tanned skin. He wears a blue suit jacket and white shirt.

Jason Mifsud

Jason Mifsud is a proud and active member of the Kirrae, Peek and Tjab Whurrong people of the Gunditjmara nation in south-west Victoria.

He has a distinguished executive career and brings extensive national relationships with Indigenous communities which he combines with corporate, community and business connections.

Jason is known as a forward thinker and visionary having led significant cultural and organisational change through a number of high-profile positions over the past 20 years including at the Australian Football League, and the Victorian Government where he led the whole of government reform to embed Aboriginal self-determination in cultural, social, and economic policy as well as establishing the architecture, governance, and legislative arrangements to Treaty, an Australian first.

There will be indigenous catering of light refreshments, towards the end of the evening. We hope you will join us to be part of this important conversation with your local community.

Wednesday 15 June

Time:  6.30 – 8:30pm 

Brunswick Town Hall

Register to attend - free event