Bundjalung Language Detectives

Bianca Monaghan and Dean Loadsman were born into the first generation of Wahlabul people to grow up with the freedom to practice their traditional language and culture, without being discouraged or punished. They have a vision to give the next generation the gift of fluency in their mother tongue. However, to do that, they first have to overcome a few major challenges. Neither Bianca or Dean are fluent speakers of their mother tongue. Traditionally it is not a written language, which means there are no textbooks. And history is against them.

This is a collaboration between ABC Open and the Wahlabul community of Baryulgul.

 

Screening with Family Friendly Shorts

Running time / 6:00
Directed by / Catherine Marciniak