NLC's Aboriginal language short films about COVID-19
Date: Apr 4, 2020
Publication Type: Newsroom
“Stay on country, care for family” in Yolngu Matha, one of 18 language messages produced by the NLC.
The NLC has produced 18 short films in NT Aboriginal languages.
The videos provide important information about the Coronavirus pandemic for Aboriginal Territorians. The short films are in the following Top End and central Australian languages: Anindilyakwa; Alyawarr; Anmatyerr; Western Arrarnta; Westside Kriol; Kunwinjku; Maung; Pintupi; Gurindji; Central Arrernte; Warumungu; Modern Tiwi; Pitjantjatjara; Burarra; Eastside Kriol; Murrinh-Patha; Warlpiri; and Yolngu Matha.
NLC CEO Marion Scrymgour praised the efforts of the Aboriginal Interpreter Service (AIS); “The AIS has provided a fantastic service in helping us to get this information out to our mob. Their team of highly qualified interpreters has been invaluable in producing these videos”.
Tiwi actor Robbie Collins appears in the films, supported by a cast of Darwin locals.
“It is also great to see my fellow Tiwi Islander Robbie Collins lend his skills to this project,” said Ms Scrymgour.