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Title Buckskin / Director: McDonald, Dylan
Published Australia : ABC, 2013
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Summary *Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that the following program contains images and voices of people who have died*Kaurna and Narrunga man, Jack Buckskin, grew up on a diet of family and football, before life-changing events led Jack on a new path. He is now the sole teacher of Kaurna, the near extinct language of his ancestors.From the northern Adelaide suburb of Salisbury, Jack's mission is to teach the Kaurna language to as many people as he can in his lifetime. He is dedicated to renewing a once strong language and culture, and to inspiring the people of Adelaide to connect with Kaurna, the country on which the city of Adelaide now sits. The language was driven to near extinction over a century ago. Now, Jack and fellow language speakers are sculpting a new Kaurna language and culture, and through that bringing a new way of being to the youth of suburban Adelaide. He is passionate about keeping the language alive and hopes his young daughter, Mahleaha, will be the first fluent speaker for almost 100 years. PRODUCTION DETAILS:Chili Films and Screen Australia in association with ABC TV
Event Broadcast 2013-10-13 at 21:30:00
Notes Classification: G
Subject Aboriginal Australians -- Social life and customs.
Kaurna (Australian people)
Kaurna language.
Language and culture -- Study and teaching.
South Australia -- Adelaide.
Form Streaming video
Author McDonald, Dylan, director
Buckskin, Jack, cast