Director/Producer: Maya Newell
Producer: Sophie Hyde
Through the eyes of children living in the Northern Territory, KIDS (working title) is an observational documentary that examines the ways indigenous families, often under extreme circumstances, are striving to pass on cultural knowledge. It offers a chance to view education, learning and success, in a new light.
For 7 years director, Maya Newell has been invited by Arrernte Elders in Alice Springs to make films about the empowering work they do to hold onto their culture.
KIDS focuses on education in and beyond-the-classroom, and magnifies the profound successes that are rarely captured by mainstream narratives.
“My people don’t desire to be second class citizens and drift with the currents of prescribed solutions. My people don’t desire educational failure because education is not designed for them.”
— William Tilmouth