Message from Mungo wins UN film award

 Andrew Pike and Ann McGrath on location on "the Walls of China" at Lake Mungo.
Andrew Pike and Ann McGrath on location on "the Walls of China" at Lake Mungo.
Monday 27 October 2014

A film co-produced by Professor Ann McGrath has won the 2014 United Nations Association of Australia media award for promotion of Indigenous recognition.

Message from Mungo, produced by Professor McGrath from the ANU Centre for Indigenous History and Andrew Pike from Ronin Films (also an ANU alumnus), took over seven years to make.

It tells the story of the surfacing of the remains of ‘Mungo Lady’ over forty years ago, and the interactions between scientists and the traditional custodians of the land.

"This award is a wonderful recognition of our efforts to ensure that the Lake Mungo story is more widely known,” says Professor McGrath.

“This story of courageous people, of mutual transformation and of deep history, can help us to better understand the whole sweep of Australia's human history.”

Watch the video for more on the making of Message from Mungo.

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