Returning Our Ancestors

Returning Our Ancestors

Returning Our Ancestors

Wednesday, 29 May 2024 at 1pm

FREE EVENT

ABOUT THE EVENT

Join us for a powerful Reconciliation Week event that sheds light on an important truth.

Moonee Valley City Council and Reconciliation Victoria are partnering to screen the documentary Returning Our Ancestors at the Clocktower Centre in Moonee Ponds. This film is at the heart of truth-telling, it delves into the profound impacts stolen ancestral remains have had on future generations of Aboriginal communities, and the ongoing efforts to bring them home back to Country.

Following the screening, a thought-provoking panel discussion will feature a representative from the Yoorrook Justice Commission and other notable guests. Come and learn, ask your questions, and be part of the conversation!

The book The Power and The Passion by Dr Shannon Faulkhead and Uncle Jim Berg will be made available at the screening for a special audience price, if you wish to buy a copy. The Power and the Passion highlights the urgent need for the repatriation of ancestral remains, and for the return of all precious cultural material to its rightful owners.


Show duration: 120 minutes.

Wheelchair spaces are available, subject to booking. Please make your booking via phone on 9243 9191 to reserve a wheelchair designated spot.

For more information about accessibility at the Clocktower Centre please see here.

The safety of everyone is important to us. Please ensure that you are familiar with the current Victorian guidelines for attending indoor events. You can view our updated Conditions of Purchase and Conditions of Entry. Closer to each production, all ticket holders will be sent up to date information on the current guidelines.

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