Reconciliation Week 2022 ran from Friday 27 May to 3 June.

Reconciliation Week is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.

We are committed to our role in supporting and advocating for a deeper understanding of reconciliation through building our relationships with First Nations communities and organisations and recognising their invaluable contribution to our City.

Important Dates and Events Calendar

DateEvent

26 May

National Sorry Day event at South Melbourne Community Centre, corner Ferrars Place and Park Street, South Melbourne, hosted by Port Phillip Citizens for Reconciliation, featuring MC Dennis Fisher and singer Monica Weightman, accompanied by light lunch.

27 May

Reconciliation Week begins

27 May – 3 June

Reconciliation Week art installation at St Kilda Library, Carlisle Street throughout the week 29 May

29 May

Sounds and Tastes of Torres Strait - featuring food by Mabu Mabu, and music by John Wayne Parsons and Amos Roach, at St Kilda Esplanade Market.

30 May – 2 June

Access Health Open Week - celebrating Reconciliation Week with art workshops, health checks and lunch, 11.30 am to 3 pm, at 31 Grey Street, St Kilda

3 June

Mabo Day

5 June

St Kilda Film Festival special event – One Night the Moon screening with ‘In Conversation with Kelton Pell’

Download City of Port Philip’s Reconciliation Week events list for more information (PDF 111KB)

First Peoples Film Screenings at St Kilda Film Festival 2022

DateFilms with SynopsisSessions and times
27 MayFinding Jedda - At St Mary's Anglican Home, Alice Springs, 1953, two best friends go head-to-head auditioning for the lead role in a movie and face the prospect of leaving the Home for good.7.05 pm - as part of '2022 St Kilda Film Festival Opening Night' session
27 MayNest - An isolated father haunted by his child’s cries of hunger takes up work as a timber feller, only to find his operations halted by a mysterious alarm coming from deep in the woods.7.05 pm - as part of '2022 St Kilda Film Festival Opening Night' session
28 May - 5 JuneForming Warrick ThorntonAvailable online from Midnight on 28 May to 11.59 pm on 5 June
29 May Beautiful They - A tender, uplifting queer surf-romance about the nuance of gender and the refuge found in being truly seen.1 pm - as part of 'Pride without Prejudice: LGBTQIA+ Showcase' session
29 MayMourning Country - After the loss of his home and Aboriginal culture centre, Budawang elder Noel Butler mourns not for the structures that once stood, but for the flora and fauna we share this land with.6 pm - as part of 'Australian Documentary Showcase' session
3 JuneFinding Jedda - At St Mary's Anglican Home, Alice Springs, 1953, two best friends go head-to-head auditioning for the lead role in a movie and face the prospect of leaving the Home for good.11 am - as part of 'Final Year in Motion: VCE Screening' session
3 JuneTooly - A young indigenous girl learns of Tooly, the sign of an impending death in the family.11 am - as part of 'Final Year in Motion: VCE Screening' session
3 JuneBunker: The Last Fleet - The year is 2057. For six years the extra-terrestrial invaders have occupied our world. The harvest of humankind has begun. When they arrived, everything was lost. The people, the land the system ... gone. For Tjarra and Reo, hope, it seems, is hard to find in the midst of a storm.6.30 pm - as part of 'Tales of Mystery and Imagination' session
3 JuneNest - An isolated father haunted by his child’s cries of hunger takes up work as a timber feller, only to find his operations halted by a mysterious alarm coming from deep in the woods.8.30 pm - as part of 'Dark Matters' session
4 JuneFinding Jedda - At St Mary's Anglican Home, Alice Springs, 1953, two best friends go head-to-head auditioning for the lead role in a movie and face the prospect of leaving the Home for good.5.30 pm - as part of 'Made in Victoria Session #1' session
4 JuneTooly - A young indigenous girl learns of Tooly, the sign of an impending death in the family.1 pm - as part of 'Australian Drama Showcase' session
5 June

Special screening: One Night the Moon screening with ‘In Conversation with Kelton Pell’ - In what is an utterly unique work of Australian cinema, Rachel Perkins' 60 minute featurette is a musical marvel.

With a cracking cast including festival guest Kelton Pell, Paul Kelly, Memphis Kelly, Kaarin Fairfax, Ruby Hunter, Chris Haywood and David Field, One Night the Moon tells the story of a young girl who one night goes missing in the Australian outback and the biases that lead all participants down a road on which no one wants to travel. Told through music with a myriad of glorious voices, this lovely film presents something very special to audiences in a form rarely seen in contemporary cinema.

We love it - and we hope you do too.

If you're in Melbourne, don't forget you can experience the film in person with its star Kelton Pell, hosted by the ever fascinating Uncle Jack Charles on Sunday June 5th and St Kilda's legendary Esplanade Hotel.

1 pm - One Night The Moon | A Day of First Peoples' Film, Music and Conversation

View screening sessions and book tickets on the St Kilda Film Festival website.

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