To celebrate NAIDOC Week MiFA will be holding a screening of artist Mayu Kanamori’s new media/documentary film The Heart of the Journey.
The Heart of the Journey is a gentle unfolding of Lucy Dann’s personal journey.
Lucy was born in Broom, Western Australia and grew up thinking she was Aboriginal. In her twenties, Lucy discovered that her biological father was a Japanese man who had worked in Broome’s pearling industry and returned to Japan shortly after her birth.
Mayu Kanamori is a Japanese born Australian photographer, who traveled to Broome to photograph the “Japariginals,” a mixed race of Japanese-Indigenous peoples- as part of her mission to document the Japanese footsteps in Australia. She befriended Lucy, and together decided to journey to Japan to find Lucy’s father.
The Heart of the Journey, has universal themes of families, friendship, mediation and our search for self-identity. It is a heart warming true story about Aboriginal multiculturalism and reconciliation on a personal level, viewed and spoken from the hearts of Lucy and other ordinary people who helped Lucy to follow her dream.
Broome NAIDOC Artist of the Year 2001 (Lucy Dann)
and Non-Indigenous Reconciliation Award 2001 (Mayu Kanamori)
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