‘In My Own Words’
Join us for a free screening of ‘In My Own Words’, hosted by the Northern Institute.
5:00pm Tuesday 12 September 2017 at Charles Darwin University Casuarina Campus, Mal Nairn Foyer & Auditorium Map
The free screening will follow the Pre-conference Symposium.
‘In My Own Words’ follows the journey of adult Aboriginal students and their teachers as they discover the transformative power of reading and writing for the first time. Research reveals that 45-65% of Aboriginal adults are functionally illiterate. The focus of the documentary is on a classroom in Brewarrina, a rural northwest NSW town with a majority Aboriginal population. Filming every day of the 13-week Literacy for Life Foundation course, director Erica Glynn captures the women and men, poverty and hardship, friendship and humour behind the sobering statistics.