A film honouring Aboriginal Diggers

Coming Home tells the story of a families yearning to know what happened to brothers Cyril and Rufus Rigney.

Both brothers set off from their community of Raukkan, Point Macleay Mission in South Australia and join the
Great War and fight for country.

Victor Koolmatrie interviews his mother Verna and  together they recall a journey to Ypres, Belgium. The story is beautifully remembered and effortlessly told by Ngarrindjeri Elder Verna Koolmatrie, she tells us of a chance meeting with a kind and friendly stranger with a generous heart
and how he helped their family find peace.

Coming Home (2017) from Country Arts SA on Vimeo.

Allan Collins ACS Cinematographer  Artist in residence and lead mentor
Lee-Ann Tjunypa Buckskin  Creative Producer and mentor
Kiara Milera  Post Production Assistant
Isaac Lindsay  Research Assistant
Victor Koolmatrie  Interviewer
Verna Koolmatrie  Storyteller
Lara Damiani  Editor and mentor

 

Coming Home is supported by

Sera Waters: Domestic Arts
  • Visual Arts

Sera Waters: Domestic Arts

7th November 2020 — 31st October 2021

This exhibition subverts and unravels the baggage-laden yet wondrous category of making once labelled ‘domestic arts’

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Nunga Screen 2020
  • Community Event
  • Film

Nunga Screen 2020

7th November 2020 — 6th December 2020

Presented by Country Arts SA

A free program of short films about reconciliation

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