The National Film and Sound Archive has launched an online NFSA player with both free and pay-per-view content.
It launches today with Indigenous drama, feature films, music and performance titles ahead of the NAIDOC week celebrations.
Collection of 17 Buwindja titles (‘Remember’ in Dharawal) will include Warwick Thornton’s Samson and Delilahfeature film by Rachel Perkins Mabothe dance film from Bangarra Dance Theater Throwdrama series The Gods of Wheat Street, The Essie Coffey documentary My survival as an Aboriginal, rock’n’roll documentary Wrong side of the road and biographical features on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders such as Noel Tovey and Ruby Langford Ginibi.
The program is curated by Gillian Moody, a Wodi Wodi woman and Senior Manager of NFSA, Indigenous Connections.
“Buwindja represents an opportunity for Australians to reflect on the role they play in ensuring that the voice that our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander elders have fought for in the past and present continues to be heard,” he said. curator Gillian Moody. “I curated it with the hopes of inspiring audiences to think, imagine and act as they hear and watch these stories.”
Individual titles are available for $4.99. Access to Buwindja’s complete collection of 17 titles costs $19.99. Once purchased, viewers have 30 days to watch the title(s) as often as they like, across web, mobile and TV apps.
The NFSA recommends that the per-item fee cover content rights clearances and platform costs.