Generators video: Exploring Aboriginal identity in dance

By Alix Bromley

What does the word half-caste mean for people born of two cultures? What are its implications on individuals and communities?

Mariaa Randall, a Bundjalung woman from the far north coast of NSW, decided at a young age that dance was the thing she was going to do. She recently finished her Master of Animateuring at the Victorian College of the Arts.

Her dance work HA LF dares to take a closer look at the progression of Aboriginal identity and challenges the thinking that perpetuates racial segregation.

“I need to have really strong intention as to why I’m dancing.”

HA LF is Mariaa’s story, as told by Eddie Diamandi, a filmmaking graduate from the Victorian College of the Arts.

Generators is a mini-documentary series that has been created through a partnership between Creative Victoria and the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA).

The project saw VCA film and television graduates team up with artists who have received support through the VicArts Grants program to make short documentaries that go behind the scenes with artists and give an insight into their creative process.

Each week we’ll release a new film in the series in partnership with Lido Cinemas who will be showing the films on the big screen ahead of all evening screenings throughout November and into the summer period.

Watch more in the Generator series: Video: A graphic way to tell the story of tsunami.

This article was first published on Pursuit. Read the original article.