by Mandy Taylor
Town camp women’s DV work
The work of a group of women from Alice Springs Town Camps has made it to the big screen.
The Tangentyere Women’s Family Safety Group formed five years ago with the focus of making their communities safer and to advocate and support grass roots initiatives to give Aboriginal women in Alice Springs Town Camps a voice.
Since 2014 the women have developed and run training in domestic violence awareness through a range of projects and actions, gaining their group and work national attention.
Now their work and story is the subject of a documentary directed by Shirleen Campbell, the co-coordinator of the Tangentyere Women’s Family Safety Group.
The documentary Not Just Numbers had its premiere screening this week at the Darwin International Film Festival.
Not Just Numbers is the story of a remarkable group of women who are having an impact far beyond the borders of their Alice Springs Town Camps.
The documentary features the core group of women instrumental in forming the group and their work and achievements over the past five years, to be seen and heard, not just counted.
The documentary was produced by Brindle Films with the support of NITV and Screen Territory.
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