The Documentary, Bukal Bukal tells the story of Henrietta Marrie’s great-grandfather’s Shell Regalia in it’s British Museum basement prison and all that this symbolises and reveals about the human rights violations and genocide that continue today in Australia, enforced by law and policy. Henrietta reveals the direct links between institutional racism and it’s trickle down effect into Aboriginal society creating third world conditions.
By following Henrietta’s global fight from the UN to the shanty towns of Australia our history, law and Australia’s future are examined and brought to light through the matriarchal lense, where women are the teachers, the custodians of knowledge. Henrietta’s Two Way approach has been the bedrock of her success and the circular non linear Indigenous thinking illustrates how the west can learn from this ancient brain patterning to solve its current problems.
This is also a story of unprecedented female Aboriginal Australian leadership on a global stage that until now has been silenced and invisible, despite significant achievements. It reveals how women’s voices in both black and white worlds, continually fight to be heard. This story connects the past, brings it into the present revealing pathways forward for us as a Nation, and for our common humanity.