The telling, retelling, and transformation of stories through new mediums connects younger generations with their cultures, and honours the knowledge passed down from Elders.
Be inspired by animations from Queensland and beyond and see how the next generation of Indigenous storytellers has embraced new technologies.
The story of Koemuthnab told by Matilda Bani. Mabuiag Island, Torres Strait.
A dutiful wife and her children become outcasts after a shaving incident with her angry husband.
For acknowledgements, translation and transcription, see ReTold - Koemuthnab
The story of Wameyal told by Eric Babia. Mabuiag Island, Torres Strait.
Children's love and obsession with playing string games land them into trouble with their parents.
For acknowledgements, translation and trancription, see ReTold - Wameyal
The story of Atmer and Gelam told by Elimo Tapim. Mer Island, Torres Strait.
A mother's trickery and lies cause Gelam, a skillful hunter, to flee his island in a wooden dugong and travel eastward - a journey that eventuates in creation of the islands of Mer, Waier and Dauar.
For acknowledgements, transcription and translation, see ReTold - Gelam
The story of 'Biw,' by Harriet Ober. Sabai Island, Torres Strait.
Biw, the mangrove pod, and Githalay, the crab trigger, create a chain of events that end in the sea becoming salty.
For acknowledgements, translation and transcription, see ReTold - Biw
The story of Doker by Isaac Charlie. Badu Island, Torres Strait.
A man catches a turtle and travels around the island of Badu. He finds a beautiful waterhole and has an unfortunate accident.
For acknowledgements, translation and transcription, see ReTold - Doker
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Wawa, a creature with supernatural powers, helps a man with his catch of mating turtles. Things go horribly wrong when the man betrays Wawa.
For more information, transcripts and translation, see ReTold - Wawa
Royal Flying Doctor Service - Digital Telling Stories Project
Actively working with a number of Cape York Peninsula and Lower Gulf of Carpentaria Aboriginal and rural communities to build their capacity to respond to Social and Emotional Wellbeing issues.
Hunting for Turtle
by Jahn, Kaleb and Lester from Wujal Wujal for a Royal Flying Doctor Service Digital Telling Stories project, 2012.
Monash University Country Lines Archive
Using world-class 3D animation to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in the sharing and preservation of knowledge and stories.
The Dreamings from the Saltwater Country
by the Yanyuwa people for the Monash Country Lines Archive, 2011. Courtesy of Monash University.Telling Stories project, 2012.
Developed with the Adnyamathanha people of Flinders Range, South Australia to help learn their language and to gain a better understanding of the Adnyamathanha world, past and present.
Wadu Matyidi - A Long Time Gone
Courtesy of Incite Stories and Farda Film.
Part of Big hART’s Yijala Yala Project, which aims to develop the digital media skills of young people while creating artworks that promote the rich indigenous cultural resources of the Pilbara.
by the Love Punks as part of the Yijala Yala Project and Big hART.
A series of international cultural animations from the Polynesian Islands of Nanuema and Tuvalu.
from the Tales of Nanuema series by Siosism.
Wolf Dog Tales
An international animation of Spanish and Native American cultures.
Wolf Dog Tales
produced, directed and written by Bernadine Santistevan, animated by Igor. 2012