Australia Center For The Moving Image
The Blak Wave is a celebration of the contribution of Australia’s Indigenous moving image makers to the recent history of Australian film and television. These makers bring to the screen a personal commitment to storytelling and image making that conveys their unique sense of cultural identity. The imagery in their stories ranges from the red earth of Central Australia to glitzy urban streets.
Firmly established filmmakers such as Richard Frankland and Rachel Perkins, along with emergent makers such as Warwick Thornton and Darlene Johnson, demonstrate a clear vision that impresses audiences and industry experts alike. Unique voices and styles set them apart, yet they are connected by their passion and commitment to creating work that both challenges and engages with established forms and processes.
These extraordinary makers take us on visual and auditory journeys that securely position them in the contemporary film landscape.