Press Release: NT Mojos scoop the awards at the Fist Full of Films festival in Darwin. Four of the mojo films made the final 20. “I’m so excited I need to write a speech just in case” said Brendan Yunupingu whose mojo story ‘Bush Medicine’ went on to win the hotly contested best Indigenous gala. Gerald Yawulkpuy’s ‘Ramo News’ was voted best documentary. Developed by Burum Media, supported by BIITE and funded by the Australian Government, NT Mojo teaches mobile journalism skills that can create a less marginalised Indigenous voice. “This is great for our community stand up and have our say” says Brendan, who travelled for 7 hours in a bus with his wife and baby to be at the awards. For Gerald, who made the trip from Ramingining with his mum Mia, the win brought mixed feelings. “I’m sad my dad is not here to see this, but proud of what I did – really proud”. His pride was contagious, Mia was the proudest mum in town, “Look at these boys, I can’t believe it, I have no words, just tears of joy.”
The making of NT Mojo documentary is available at http://www.youtube.com/user/howtomojo#p/a/u/0/jRmGACFJdJo . The mojo stories are at http://ntmojos.indigenous.gov.au/. A 7:30 Report on mojo can be found at http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-11-11/new-life-for-indigenous-stories/3662030.