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Arts | Community | Health & Wellbeing | Human Rights | Indigenous | Social Justice
Undermined - Tales from the Kimberley

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Writer, Producer
Stephanie King
Stephanie King is a writer and producer known for critically-acclaimed feature OBSERVANCE (London Film Festival), distributed nationally through Umbrella Entertainment and sold to multiple international territories through Shoreline Entertainment. She co-wrote and produced TOOTHMOB documentary on dental health in the Kimberley for the Charlie Perkins Trust and Aurora Foundation, and has covered KALACC festival, the largest on-Country celebration of traditional culture in Australia.

Director, Writer, Producer
Nicholas Wrathall
Nicholas Wrathall is an award-winning director and producer known for Gore Vidal: The United States Of Amnesia which opened to critical acclaim at Tribeca Film Festival and was distributed through theatrically in the USA by IFC Films. He was first recognized for Abandoned: The Betrayal of America’s Immigrants, featured on PBS Independent Lens and winning the 2001 Alfred I. duPont Columbia Award for Broadcast Journalism. Other short documentaries include Endless Caravan, Haitian Eksperyans and The Modern Gulag. With a lifelong interest in politics and social issues, Nicholas strives to inspire critical thinking and questioning around media representation.

Key Character
Merle Carter
Merle Carter is a Senior Gajerrong woman and official leader, living in Kununurra and working across East and Central Kimberley. She is deputy Chair of the Kimberley Land Council, and Chair of the Kimberley Aboriginal Law and Culture Centre, preserving the traditional practices of over thirty language groups through song, story and arts on Country.

When in 2011 the government deemed Oombulgurri community unviable, moved in with bulldozers and dumped residents in the nearest town, Merle arrived with a trailer full of swags and tents to save people from sleeping on the street.  Having seen first-hand the social havoc wrought by driving people into towns, Merle is a passionate advocate for alternative models of juvenile justice on Country in the Kimberley.

She works closely with the government's new Reform Unit to negotiate the implementation of its various commitments to communities.

Key Character, Co-Producer
Albert Wiggan
At 35, Nyul Nyul man Albert Wiggan is a young Traditional Owner who helped turn West Kimberley’s Beagle Bay community around from near insolvency to be one of the exemplars in the region. When the government tried to build the world’s largest LNG plant on nearby land at James Price Point, a significant site in the dreaming, Albert fronted a blockade and lobbied the Supreme Court to the point of successfully overturning the development.

Albert is an icon for Indigenous and environmental activists alike, and has toured international stages as an activist and musician with John Butler. He lives with his wife and two children on Country in Beagle Bay, and now faces the development of a mineral sands mine at one of his grandfather’s sacred sites.

He has recently been identified as one of KALACC's young Kimberley leaders.

Cinematographer, Co-Producer
Mark Jones
Mark Jones is a Broome-based DP and producer with over twenty years’ experience navigating the unique challenges of shooting in the Kimberley. He is known for OLD COUNTRY NEW COUNTRY for SBS, WILD AUSTRALIA series for The Australian, KRIOL KITCHEN for NITV and SBS, and the as yet untitled Kimberley rock art dating project now in production.