A new evening program on ICTV aimed at children’s bedtime is much more than a parenting tool to get kids to sleep. Our Bedtime Stories presents stories for children in language, using traditional storytelling techniques together with animation, music and film.
Produced by ICTV, in partnership with Batchelor Institute, Bábbarra Women’s Centre, Maningrida Arts & Culture, NG Media, and PAKAM – Our Bedtime Stories presents 20 stories for children in eight Indigenous languages from remote Australia, using traditional storytelling techniques together with animation, music and film. The episodes were filmed in remote communities all over Australia, with stories from Alice Springs, Wingellina, Warburton, Blackstone, Ti Tree, Port Hedland, Yule River, Petermarer Creek, and Maningrida.
The opening and closing animation was inspired by art work from Bindi Artists, and features a sound track written by Stephen Pigram, and performed by Raymond Dixon at the Winanjjikari Music Centre.
Played from Sunday to Thursday nights at 7.30pm on ICTV, or anytime on demand at ICTVPLAY.
ICTV would like to acknowledge Batchelor Institute, Children’s Ground, Bindi Mwerre Anthurre Artists, Bábbarra Women’s Centre, Maningrida Arts & Culture, Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre, Stephen Pigram Music and the Winanjjikari Music Centre for project support.
Our Bedtime Stories is supported by Community Broadcasting Foundation and the Department of Communication and Arts.