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Stories Connect Us All
Giilang means 'Story' in Wiradjuri.
What does Story mean to you?
Meet the storytellers of First Nations Stories (previously titled Indigenous Story Time), as they reflect on what Story means to them and their families, and the ways we share our experiences and identities.
Working with the idea that stories connect us all, we hope this short film inspires you and the children in your life to connect with a wide range of voices and ideas.
We're delighted to share our short film, Stories Connect Us All, documenting reflections on story and sharing the voices of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander storytellers who made our First Nations Stories series possible.
We received essential funding from the Australian Council for the Arts to launch our First Nations' Stories series and subsequently increase the diversity of stories in our library, to allow every child in Australia to see themselves reflected in our stories.
We hope that our storytellers reflections on Giilang', the Wiradjuri word for Story', will serve as a reminder for why we need to continue to share the stories and voices of Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
With our heartfelt thanks to those who have made it possible to include more voices and more stories in our library that have too often remain unheard: our storytellers, authors and illustrators, publishing partners, short film editor Melanie Hogan, Indigenous Consultant Lisa Fuller and the Australia Council for the Arts.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.
Kamil Ellis, Anita Heiss, Trevor Jamieson, Miah Madden, Lille Madden, Aunty Joy Murphy, Ellen van Neerven, Kirli Saunders
MUSIC & AERIALS BY
Mathew Gdanitz & Shannon Morris
Nicole Brownlee & Fiona Harris
Nicole Brownlee & Shona van Lieshout
Story Box Library Pty Ltd