Main Navigation

Far West Mojo

Above: Mobile journalist Roger Williams

Unique new short films

An exceptional set of films by people from remote South Australian Aboriginal communities is now available for you to experience, documenting their unique stories.

Red Cross funded the innovative project where people from the far west of South Australia made the top-quality short films about aspects of their lives.

Over six remarkable weeks people from the Ceduna, Koonibba, Yalata and Oak Valley communities trained, filmed, developed up and finally edited their stories using new skills from international film maker and mojo trainer Ivo Burum.

The project, known as Far West Mojo, based on a Burum Media mojo concept, used digital storytelling skills and mobile technology to produce grassroots user-generated stories (UGS) to counteract an otherwise marginalised Indigenous public sphere and voice.

Above: Cooking a feast of witchety grubs.

It began with a mojo training session at the Emu Farm in Ceduna. Here, a range of Elders and community members spoke to participants about the importance of story telling and the responsibility and privilege each Mojo (mobile journalist) had to their communities.

The Mojos then returned to their communities to film, edit and narrate their stories.

The Elders and communities say they have been so proud of the Mojos and look forward to further stories.

Ivo Burum and Red Cross trainers and mentors supported the Mojos back in their communities to finalise stories and upload them live to the internet.

Coming soon! A 20-minute documentary produced by Burum Media that captures the journey of the six weeks. This will include a selection of Mojos' visits to communities, their training, the making of their stories and conversations with community.

Fund My Idea voting now open for projects in the SA West Coast region!

We encourage you to review our project and then go cast your vote for the project. You can also add your comments and share your thoughts and ideas.

Visit Far West Mojo >>

The three projects receiving the most votes from the public will win the right to be considered for funding as part of the 'Fund my Idea' program.

Voting closes at 5pm Monday 2 February 2015.

Once voting closes, the SA government will assess the three projects with the highest number of votes and an announcement of the successful funding recipients will then be made.

Vote NOW!