Nganampa Anwernekenhe Series
1987 - Present
Mixed type series
192 episodes x 30 minutes
Nganampa Anwernekenhe means ‘ours’ in the Pitjantjatjara and Arrernte languages. Over 190 episodes of this series have been produced over the past two decades.
The primary aim of Nganampa Anwernekenhe is the maintenance of Aboriginal languages and culture. Nganampa Anwernekenhe is broadcast in Aboriginal languages, and is the only Aboriginal language program produced by and broadcast to Aboriginal people. The series showcases the diversity of life in Central Australia, and is subtitled so it is accessible to people who do not speak the Indigenous languages used in each program.
Nganampa Anwernekenhe celebrated its 20th birthday in 2007, and with between four and six 25-minute or longer films produced each year, we believe it is the longest running series of its kind in the world.
The Series is produced in partnership with Imparja Television, and CAAMA Productions thank and commend Imparja Television for their vision in continuing to support this important series.
The Nganampa Anwernekenhe Series has also been a solid training ground for indigenous film makers in Central Australia. Filmmakers that have come from the CAAMA stable are Erica Glynn, Warwick Thornton, Beck Cole, Allan Collins, Mitch Torres, Danielle McLean, Rachel Perkins, and Priscilla Collins and David Tranter, to name a few. Each of these respected filmmakers has a long list of credits on Nganampa Anwernekenhe titles.
The Nganampa Anwernekenhe series symbolises the CAAMA ethos – to strike a harmonious balance between culture, language and media production. The result is an emergent technique that allows the subject’s voice to shape the narrative.
If you are an Indigenous filmmaker with an idea which might suit inclusion in the Nganampa Anwernekenhe Series we would love to hear from you.
Check out our catalogue for a summary of recent titles in this series.