Our Bedtime Stories Season 2 presents twenty new stories for children in Indigenous languages, using traditional storytelling techniques together with animation, music and film.
ICTV General Manager Rita Cattoni said Our Bedtime Stories builds on ICTV’s commitment to strengthening and preserving language and culture.
“The first series was a great hit, popular not just with children but also with adults who enjoy the traditional stories as much as the young ones.”
The series is produced by ICTV and ICTV collaboarators, such as Pilbara and Kimberley Aboriginal Media – PAKAM, Barkly Regional Arts and Goldfields Aboriginal Language Centre and features episodes in 11 different Indigenous languages – Warumungu, Kunbarlang, Mawng, Gija, Gooniyandi, Yulparija, Ngaanyatjarra, Ngadju, Wangkatja/Ngaanyatjarra, Anmatyerre and Katyeye.
“There are 20 episodes in this second series of Our Bedtime Stories, filmed in remote locations including Goulburn Island, the Pilbara, Ti Tree, Kalgoorlie, Tennant Creek and Wilora. “
Our Bedtime Stories is an engaging way to impart language and cultural knowledge to younger generations, with storytellers using their traditional techniques.
The stories themselves tell about how animals and landscapes came by their particular features, such as why the crow is black and how the bluetongue lizard got its black feet.
The new series follows the same format to the first series, and also features the original music of Thomas Saylor with the opening animation based on the artwork of Syd Bruce Short Joe from Pormpuraaw Arts.
Played from Sunday to Thursday nights at 7.30pm on ICTV, or anytime on demand at ICTV Play.
This project was supported through the Australian Government’s Indigenous Languages and Arts program.