Through engaging with a short film centred on the song ‘This land is mine’, by Kev Carmody and Paul Kelly, students develop an appreciation of the importance of connecting to Country for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Students also critically compare non-Indigenous and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander conceptualisations of ‘Country’, ‘ownership’ and ‘boundaries’. They reflect on why acknowledging and honouring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander relationships with place is important for reconciliation.
Film: Copyright Shark Island Productions, used with permission.
Music and film footage from the feature film One Night the Moon licensed from Kevin Lucas, MusicArtsDance Films.
‘This land is mine’, composed by Paul Kelly/Kev Carmody. Published by Sony ATV Music Publishing Australia.