Stingray Sisters

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that the following may contain images and voices of deceased persons.
The film festival pays respect to the Maningrida community and the Wurnal Clan families whose land on which the film takes place.

Stingray Sisters is a dramatic real-life documentary set in a remote Indigenous community. For the first time, this eye-opening film will give audiences unparalleled access to life in an Australian Indigenous community, through the lens of three contemporary sisters. Noni, Alice and Grace are navigating their twenties while moving, as they always have, between two cultures and two homes. Facing constant challenges that most of us will never know, join the Eather sisters and their extended family as they prepare to take on their biggest battle yet.

Director: Katrina Channells
Country: Australia
Genre: Documentary
Year: 2016

Director - Katrina Channells

Katrina Channells is a writer/director working across factual and fiction. Katrina’s documentary series ‘Stingray Sisters’ screened in Vancouver and London and was released on Australian television. Katrina’s latest feature documentary ‘Leaving Allen Street’ will air on ABC in 2021. The film screened at the 2020 Melbourne Documentary Film Festival and is nominated for the Audience Choice Award. Her most recent Virtual Reality series 'Speak of Country/Yuin Djama Dhugan' was created in collaboration with Indigenous Yuin Nation storytellers from the coast of NSW and will be exhibited at Sydney Carriageworks and Melbourne Museum in 2021. In 2012 Katrina conceptualised, wrote and directed the popular presenter-led children’s show ‘P-Culture’, a 10-part, interstitial series for ABC3. Her most recent production ‘Milly’ is a narrative short film shot in Nhulunbuy, Northern Territory, about a young girl on the cusp of womanhood. Katrina co-wrote and directed short film ‘Unsettled’ due for release later this year. In 2013, Katrina joined forces with Producer, Bridget O’Shea launching We Are Yarn. Katrina write and directs on a variety of productions for broadcast, online and exhibition.


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