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Audrey Napanangka
NITV and theatrical release 2022 | 84 minute documentary


Director: Penelope McDonald and Dylan River

Writer: Penelope McDonald and Dylan River

Producers: Trisha Morton-Thomas, Rachel Clements and Penelope McDonald


The story of a Warlpiri woman, Audrey, and her Sicilian partner Santo as they navigate through colonial systems to keep the children they care for together.


Audrey Napanangka was born at a time when the world was changing for the people in the Central Australian Desert. Settler colonisation was permeating the desert and forced changes and the fusion of two worlds shifted Audrey’s life forever. Today, Audrey raises young people to walk in many worlds, by centering culture, language, and Law in their lives alongside mainstream education. The intimate footage filmed over 10 years in Mparntwe (Alice Springs), Yuendumu and Audrey’s Warlpiri country Mount Theo, showcases a heartwarming story about the power of kinship and family in what is known as Australia.



Australian Directors Guild award. 


Sydney Film Festival (in competition)”

Melbourne International Film Festival

Adelaide Film Festival

Brisbane Film Festival

DarwinFilm Festival

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