Alice Springs Filmmaker Celebrated by Camera Giant Canon

30th Aug 2018

Dylan River has film-making in his genes and story-telling in his DNA. Both parents are film-makers and his grandmother is a co-founder of CAAMA – Australia’s oldest Aboriginal media organisation. 

Still a young man …. Dylan has already had his skills as a cinematographer recognised with a nomination at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards.

In 2015, he won a Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Award for his Short film Nulla Nulla.

This weekend in mbartua/Alice Springs you can see the local Aboriginal award-winning filmmaker and cinematographer, being celebrated in the latest documentary series by international-camera-company-Canon - Tales by Light 3

In the film named Tales By Light 3 - Preserving Indigenous Culture - River’s travels takes him from Alice Springs to Arnhem Land as he visits Aboriginal  communities offering them the chance to record their ceremonies and the way of life that they want preserved.

To find out more about it, CAAMA’s Teghan Hughes caught up with the young film maker ….

A free special screening of Tales by Light 3 - Preserving Indigenous Culture is being held this  weekend at Snow Kenna Park in Alice Springs. The event will include performances by the Tinkabee Arrernte Dancers & for the first time performing in Central Australia, the Bawaka Dance Group from East Arnhem.

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By Teghan Hughes