Closing the gap on Indigenous health

Date posted: 14 March 2018

Council is inviting the community to attend a free film night, Thursday 15 March, to raise awareness of issues and challenges faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

The film night is being hosted for National Close the Gap Day, an annual awareness event that aims to close the health and life expectancy gap between the Indigenous and the non-Indigenous communities in Australia by 2030

Manager Community Planning, Wes Hain, said last year’s film screening attracted more than 150 attendees, and he hoped this year’s event would be even more successful.

“The aim of this free film night is to bring the community together to highlight and share information, and to encourage people to take meaningful action in support of achieving Indigenous health equality, Mr Hain said.

“I invite the whole community to join us for this special screening of the popular documentary Another Country.”

Another Country screening

When: Thursday 15 March, 6pm

Where: Lake Mac Centre for Performing Arts, John Street, Warners Bay

Cost: Free, with donation boxes to raise money for Oxfam

About the film

Australian Aboriginal actor, David Gulpilil, tells the tale of Another Country, when his Peoples’ way of life was interrupted by ours. This documentary film speaks to the havoc caused by superimposing a new culture over an old culture and the consequent clashes with all manner of things, such as time, money, garbage, even kangaroos.

Page last updated: 14 March 2018