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Carry The Flag

Danielle Maclean | Australia | 2017 | 28 MIN | Short Documentary

Thursday 19 October 2017 | 4:15 PM
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 3
International Premiere

Screening as part of Man-Made


In 2017, Torres Strait Islanders celebrate the 25th anniversary of their flag. For Bernard Namok Junior the flag is a poignant reminder of home, family and the father he hardly knew. Bernard Namok Senior won the flag design competition in 1992 but a year later, at just 31 years, he died leaving behind his wife with four young children. Bernard the younger takes us on a journey across the Torres Straits to honour the legacy of his father and carry forward the stories of his people to the next generation.

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Danielle Maclean is a Luritja/Warumumgu woman and began her career at CAAMA (Central Australian Media Association) in Alice Springs. She has been working in the last few years predominantly as a writer for TV shows like Double Trouble, Redfern Now, 8MMM and Little J & Big Cuz.