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

Arts on Screen: Euphoria
  • Film

Arts on Screen: Euphoria

8th August 2022 — 18th August 2022

Presented by Country Arts SA

This tale of good days, bad days and everything in between catapults us right into the heart of a little town where everyone knows everyone.

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Pissarro: Father of Impressionism
  • Film

Pissarro: Father of Impressionism

9th August 2022 — 10th August 2022

Presented by Country Arts SA

Without Camille Pissarro, there is no Impressionist movement. He is rightfully known as the father of Impressionism.

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Following George Walker
  • Theatre

Following George Walker

11th August 2022 — 16th August 2022

Presented by Country Arts SA, Brink Productions

Following George Walker is inspired by the life of Adelaide actor Rory Walker’s great grandfather George W Walker: a vaudevillian and impresario who toured Australia in the early 20th century.

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