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.
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
Nearby EventsView all scheduled events
- Visual Arts
14th February 2020 — 29th March 2020
Presented by Country Arts SA
A contemporary framework by which to explore, express, and acknowledge Aboriginal veterans service in the Vietnam War – before, during and after.View event
- Visual Arts
21st March 2020 — 27th September 2020
First shown at the 2016 Adelaide Biennale of Australian Art: Magic Object, Sydney-based photographer Robyn Stacey used camera obscura to depict the city of Adelaide as it has never been seen before.View event
30th March 2020 — 4th April 2020
Presented by Country Arts SA's Shows on the Road
Michaela Burger pays tribute to her Greek migrant family and hard-working, fun loving larrikin father.View event