Wellspring Series: Kaja-warnu-jangka / From the bush

Wellspring Series: Kaja-warnu-jangka / From the bush

Kaja-warnu-jangka / ‘From the bush’

Kaja-warnu-jangka / ‘From the bush’ brings stories from the remote Warlpiri communities of Australia’s Northern Territory to Canberra, offering insight into two Warlpiri elders’ life journeys, their continued resilience and their connection to Country.

A collaboration between Warlpiri filmmaker, Maxwell Walma Tasman Japanangka, and Carmel O’Shannessy from the School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics, Kaja-warnu-jangka aims to help viewers understand how the two men responded to events of the past in a way that is uplifting and meaningful for all. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the film’s producers, and the experience will leave the audience inspired, feeling like they have shared a personal conversation with two remarkable Indigenous Australians. Come and think with us about language, culture, religion, community and Indigeneity in Australia.

Panel Discussion 
Moderated by Associate Dean Mary Spiers-Williams 
Dr Carmel O’Shannessy, Associate Professor in the School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
Maxwell Walma Tasman Japanangka, PAW Media Walpiri Film-maker

Wellspring: Enquiry and Exchange Bringing campus to the community, Wellspring is an exciting series of immersive events that explore new depths of cultural enquiry and exchange. A collaboration between The Street Theatre and the ANU School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics, Wellspring invites Canberra’s curious to experience the inexhaustible source of human creativity and communication: from Cleopatra to the diagnostic encounter, the bush to the International Space Station. Get ready for big bold ideas inviting curiosity and conversation.

More information

Kaja-warnu-jangka / ‘From the bush’
Thursday 19 October, 5:30pm
Street Two | Unreserved | Duration 75 minutes
Tickets: Free, Registration Required

Date & time

Thu 19 Oct 2023, 5.30–6.45pm


Street 2, Street Theatre


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