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New hard-hitting community production

[supplied by Desert Pea]

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Desert Pea Media ( is proud to announce the release of their latest production ‘There's Still Hope’ by The Black Truth. This powerful, challenging, and uplifting song was recorded on Dunghutti Country in Kempsey, NSW in 2023 and is a testament to the resilience and strength of the local Indigenous community.

‘There's Still Hope’ was produced as part of a partnership with Melville High School and reflects DPM’s ongoing commitment to amplifying the voices of Indigenous young people and promoting truth-telling and positive change for the community, and Australia as a whole. The song was written and performed by The Black Truth, a talented group of Indigenous students who are passionate about using music to shed light on important social and political issues. 

‘Music has always been a powerful tool for bringing people together and inspiring change,’ said Toby Finlayson, Creative Director of Desert Pea Media. ‘We are proud to unveil The Black Truth and the Dunghutti Community’s message of hope and positivity for the future.’

The production was made possible through the support of Melville High School and DPM’s dedicated team of artists, producers, and technicians. The resulting track is a moving tribute to the resilience and strength of Indigenous communities and a call to action for all Australians to support the ongoing struggles for justice and equality.

“Being a part of this project was important because words needed to be said about what happened in the past and we need to speak up more. Desert Pea Media made me feel like if we spoke up, we would be heard. It has made me feel more connected to my culture.” - Latarnie Kennedy, Project Participant

The production will premiere at a Public Event at Melville High School in Kempsey at 6.30pm on Thursday 3rd March 2023.


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