The Northern Institute has announced a special screening of the Arnhem Land-produced film Djäkamirr: Caretaker of Pregnancy & Birth at the Darwin Deckchair Cinema on 27th June, 2021. Tickets will be on sale soon.
Filmed in remote Arnhem Land, DJÄKAMIRR follows Ḻäwurrpa and Sarah on a unique journey through ancestral time, country and culture. As mutual trust develops between the two women, they hope to empower Yolŋu and reclaim 60,000 years of birthing culture from the stronghold of Western medicine. This is their story of working with community to pilot the training of djäkamirr- the caretakers of pregnancy and birth.
Watch the trailer here.
You can find the original announcement here.