Project Partner: Koorie Heritage Trust
Project Date: Sept 2010-May 2011
About the Project:
Blaktraks is a Koorie Youth Arts Program aimed at 16-24 year olds where young people learnt how to make their own autobiographical short films creating their own voice/over narratives, soundtracks, and images including video, photos and stencil art. The aim is to re-engage young people with their own community, and to express their own stories as young urban Indigenous Australians in ways that are meaningful to them. Storytelling was used as a medium for social connection, and to record and share Indigenous urban oral histories. Participants performed their music and screened films at events in Melbourne and Sale, in Victoria, and at conferences in Canberra and Gippsland. The project was a finalist in the annual VicHealth awards, and one of the participants, Kira Bunker, went on to become a finalist in ABC’s Heywire competition with her film Back on Track.
You can view a film about the Blaktraks project here