A Starring Role!

As part of our focus on health and wellbeing, talented Stars from Jabiru played a starring role in a new music film called ‘The MAYALI Project’, produced by Red Lily Health Board in collaboration with Desert Pea Media.

With funding from the Northern Territory Department of Health, the project was designed to encourage a conversation about the social and emotional wellbeing of First Nations young people in the region.

The project involved a storytelling process encouraging participants to think deeply about cultural identity and health, and how to create positive change for themselves, each other and their communities.

The film was shot in late 2020 and showcases the amazing talent of five of our Jabiru Stars, who represent several clan groups of Kakadu and Arnhem Land, as well the talents of local community members and Elders.

Of special note is the vocal solo by Jabiru Stars Graduate, Catherine Ralph, which is truly stunning.

When Red Lily and Desert Pea Media presented the final film to our Stars students recently, they were all glued to the screen and insisted on watching it over and over and over again!

Well done to Ashanti- Lee Rotamah, Tekiysha Nadi-Franey, Jennifer Cunningham, Hendrika Carlow and Catherine Ralph. You have done yourselves and Stars proud!