OUR PLACE is about family, culture and the place that we live in. OUR PLACE is about us.
OUR PLACE is a four-part television series that tells the story of everyday life in the (fictional) remote Aboriginal community of Alangkwa Valley. Alangkwa Valley, (Bush Banana Valley) is located 100 kms from Alice Springs with around 300 predominantly Arrernte and Warlpiri people
‘Our Place’ presents a humorous and dramatic insight into the everyday life of Aboriginal Australians in remote communities. There are stories about school attendance, the perils of wrong skin love and the difficulties in staying “off the grog”. Produced along the lines of a telenovela, OUR PLACE has a struck a chord with Indigenous viewers in remote Australia.
Written and directed by local Indigenous media makers, Warren H Williams and Micha Bartlett, the series features an impressive all Indigenous cast of local talent and was shot in Amoonguna and Alice Springs in 2015, and was broadcast on ICTV in 2016.
Over 100 Indigenous Australians were engaged during the development and production of OUR PLACE in a variety of roles including storytelling workshops, writers, directors, actors and in crew roles.
OUR PLACE was produced primarily with funding support from the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet who saw an opportunity to tell positive stories about Indigenous life in remote Australia.