Indigenous people in the Pilbara town of Roeburne, at the crossroads of the most aggressive iron ore mining operations in the world; and in Broome, Arnhemland and Sydney; fighting fire with fire... re-imaging their world by deploying media to sustain their identity, language & culture - with a particular focus on the formation of Juluwarlu TV.
The Title means "that which gives life'. Wanggarra is a film about family histories, relationship & respect amongst the Yindjibardi & Ngarluma people of the West Pilbra, Western Australia. It tells the story of families and their origins in country; describes the concept of home or nurra; and explains traditions of skin relationship and respect within extended families and the traditional life of the community. The film celebrates the richness and complexity of family life with an attention to detail not documented before for the Yindjibarndi.