This documentary film is based on the Helinä Rautavaara Museum’s project. It documents a rare journey to connect cultural objects, the heirs of their original owners and creators, and two museums.
This film was submitted to the SCINEMA 2021 International Science Film Festival and was selected to feature in our Australian, Social Causes and School categories. It also achieved the Indigenous / First Nations Award at the festival. The filmmaker has kindly allowed us to continue to show the film beyond the festival. Watch it below and download the accompanying educational resource for fun activities to use with your students.
Video Length: 51:00 mins
This documentary film is based on the Helinä Rautavaara Museum’s project. It documents a rare encounter between cultural objects, the heirs of their original owners and creators, and two museums.
This film shows the journey of an Arrernte Elder as he travels to Helsinki to see cultural objects which were taken from First Nation communities in the early 20th century. It should demonstrate to students the significance of cultural artefacts and vast amount of knowledge that can be gained from them.
Teaching secondary students the importance of intercultural and ethical understanding. This connects to science as it must be considered when undergoing any scientific research.
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Years: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Additional – Literacy, Personal and Social Capability, Ethical Understanding, Intercultural Understanding.
Each resource is mapped to the Australian National Curriculum and contains hands-on activities for your students. Designed to engage and inspire, these resources demonstrate STEM careers and skills to your students, encouraging them to be curious thinkers, problem-solvers and contributing citizens within society.