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
1st February 2021 — 26th July 2021
In this exhibition, South Australian artist Kunyi June Anne McInerney draws upon her experiences as a member of the Stolen Generation in the Oodnadatta Mission Home during the 1950’sView event
- Visual Arts
7th November 2020 — 31st October 2021
This exhibition subverts and unravels the baggage-laden yet wondrous category of making once labelled ‘domestic arts’View event
- Community Event
7th November 2020 — 6th December 2020
Presented by Country Arts SA
A free program of short films about reconciliationView event