For 10 year old Roy, life is tricky. His parents drink too much and the only person he can trust is far away. When Roy's grandmother finds out what he and his little sister are going through she takes matters into her own hands. Anija tells the story of one family's struggle to deal with problems from alcohol.
Looks at the role of the 'Ngangkari', traditional healer, in the health and well being of the Anangu people of Central Australia. Introduces three renowned Ngangkari specialists, discussing their responsibilities, beliefs and the way they receive their powers.
This program examines health problems faced by the largely Aboriginal community in Borroloola in the Northern Territory. It covers such issues as living conditions, alcoholism and government administration, and describes some of the efforts being made within the community to deal with these problems.
"This ABC TV and online special project is a one-year record of the impact of the emergency intervention by the federal government in the Northern Territory region of Katherine and the surrounding communities .. ."-- Front container cover.
"Time Bomb is a film about diabetes and its impact on one man's life. Frank Djara is a Pitjantjatjara man who developed diabetes after an active life dedicated to the health of his community... Frank Djara speaks openly about his own health problems and his concerns for his community in this simple but powerful film. His story offers an insight into social problems challenging many people in the Northern Territory" -- back cover.
Programs were produced for the education and use of healthcare professionals in Australia. "These stories are intended as examples of things that work, are sustainable and have the potential to contribute to generational change."-- Container
WATCH ONLINE: This video has been designed to try and help health services staff understand Aboriginal people better, to give a brief insight into their culture, and to hopefully help break down cultural barriers. By seeing through the eyes of an Aboriginal patient within our hospital system, it can help us better understand their needs and improve our methods of communication and in turn our service delivery.
The first video segment is the advice to health services staff, 14 min., and the second is an 8 min. segment in which Aboriginal health services staff discuss the Caucasian patient Joe’s condition and treatment in an Aboriginal language which Joe can’t understand. An Aboriginal interpreter later appears and explains the consent form to Joe.