Blak History Month: WATCH
Blak History Month, which takes place over the month of July, has been celebrated in Australia since 2008. It is a people’s movement that seeks to be a portal for positive action by, for and about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. A month of celebration and pride for Australia’s Indigenous histories and cultures of which are part of the oldest living continuous culture in the world.
This Blak History Month, we’re celebrating by sharing some of our favourite resources – from things to watch, read and listen, to places to shop and where you can support through donating, here and across social media.
Below is a collection of videos, TV and films that are all important watching. These videos and films centre the voices and stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, from the incredible artistry that is the Bangarra Dance Theatre, to the brilliant and powerful takeover of Get Krack!n by Miranda Tapsell and Nakkiah Lui, to informative and insightful discussions with activists like Amrita Hepi.
While some might be hard to find or not yet released (like The Australian Dream), note them down, seek them out and embrace them when they are released. We recommend watching them all and we’d love for you to share your favourites with us on social media too – you’ll find us @theequalityinstitute
It’s important to acknowledge that we live on stolen lands here in Australia. Sovereignty was never ceded, nor has a treaty been made. If you’d like to learn more about how to be an ally, click here, and to learn more about Blak History Month, visit the website here.