Archive for December, 2011

TURNING TIDAL: EARTHRISE

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

The European Union has set a target of 20% of its energy needs coming from renewable sources by 2020. To make this happen, they will have to harness the power of wind sun and the sea…. In the first of a series of films I’m making for EARTHRISE, I travelled to the coast of Northern [...]

Who Are You? Aboriginal People & Identity

Friday, December 9th, 2011

“Who are you?” (Australia’s Hidden Valley: Unreported World, Channel 4, 19:30, Fri 9th Dec) I’ve recently been in Central Australia investigating the impact of Aboriginal people losing their identity and it’s got me thinking about the value of identity to our health and what happens if we lose it…The basis of our identity is what [...]

AUSTRALIA’S HIDDEN VALLEY: C4, 19:30, 9th DEC

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

Four years ago, the Australian Government used controversial emergency legislation (aka ‘the Intervention’), aimed only at aboriginal Australians, to take control of many Aboriginal settlements. It said this was to help to end violence and child abuse, and combat the alcohol abuse that ravages many Aboriginal communities. Australia’s Hidden Valley is a documentary I made [...]