Karrabing Film Collective

Language/Language group: Menthayengal, Emmiyengal, Wadjigiyn, KiyukFacebook: Karrabing Indigenous Corporation

Karrabing Film Collective are an Indigenous media group who use filmmaking to interrogate the conditions of inequality for Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory and retain connections to land and their ancestors. The group features an intergenerational mix of more than thirty members of the Belyuen community, together with anthropologist, activist and gender studies professor Elizabeth Povinelli, who has worked with the community since 1984. Together they have sought to create a model for Indigenous filmmaking and activism, by bringing together different tribes and languages, conceiving works through an infrastructure of communal thinking and experimentation, and seamlessly blending fiction and documentary traditions.

Original Action


For 52 ACTIONS, we repurposed footage from a project-in-process called "Who They Think They Are". The film follows a future ancestral Karrabing family as it is tracked by the last remaining white settler, Jack the Zombie. It is conceived, acted, and shot on mobile phones by multiple members of our collective.