Last night Carriageworks in Sydney was home to STUDIO’s premiere of the I Am Eora documentary. Going back to where it was first performed in January 2012, STUDIO invited cast, crew and supporters to the Eveleigh performance space for drinks and an intimate screening.
Guests gathered in the foyer, enjoying a stunning cheese and fruit table and a sneak peek at a Biennale installation. In attendance were members of the cast including Wilma Reading, and crew including choreographer Yolande Brown. Supporters present ranged from Sydney Festival to City of Sydney and private investors, along with the documentary’s director Paul Elliot.
Once seated in Bay 20, guests were addressed by SBS MD Michael Ebeid and Executive Producer Wendy Blacklock, who both enthused the importance of I Am Eora as a celebration of Indigenous history and contemporary identity. The documentary’s first public screening was received with laughter, tears and applause – and was much discussed over more cheese and wine afterwards.
I Am Eora premieres on STUDIO next Monday 2 July at 8.30pm, as part of our NAIDOC Week tribute.
Thanks to Carriageworks, Sydney Festival, McGuigan Wines and Haycom AV for their contributions in bringing the event to life, as well as FOXTEL’s continuing support of STUDIO PRESENTS local productions.