We are a business partnership registered with Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) as NGIKALIKARRA MEDIA, a digital media production company, Australian Business Number (ABN) - 203 692 034 66.
Our core service is declared as 'broadcasting & media' which includes research and investigation, filmmaking, digital media production, data management and web development.
What does Ngikalikarra mean ?
The term 'Ngikalikarra' is grounded in country (pronounced - ni-gah-lig-arrah) and was given to us by Jeannie Warbie, Traditional Owner, Elder and Cultural Advisor of the Nyikina people of the Kimberley Region, Western Australia.
Ngikalikarra means 'you have got to listen' and as Jennie explained, there is an opportunity, a new beginning for conversation to focus on protecting country, respecting the rights of Traditional Owners and Custodians, listening to their knowledge and putting that knowledge into action across every aspect of our individual lives.
"....country.....protect river....Nyikina.....I am from the river...Mardoowarra...Fitzroy River...you tell them that they got to listen...you have got to listen....Nyikalikarra....YOU have got to listen...that's the name...yes...that is the name you use when you work with people...protect Mardoowarra...protect country...you tell them they have got to listen." - Jeannie Warbie, August 2016, Broome, Western Australia
LISTENING: Our CORE Focus
After careful listening (ngikalikarra) which sometimes may take months of communications and face-to-face meetings with community members or individuals we do not NOT pick a fight, we choose a side. We work with a diverse range of people, organisations and communities from many different nations, clans and countries. Our core principles and working relationships with everyone are:
focussed on environmental protection and social justice;
emancipatory by our conduct in listening, sharing and reflecting as Participants;
accountable through the transparency of our ethical funding sources, connections and transferrable project outcomes
Read more about what we understand 'listening' to be at http://www.ngikalikarra.org/listening/
Kalara: REveal 'Make Seen'
We assert that civil and political rights are fundamental to democracy, that a civil society must not suppress nor negate personal identity, that investigative journalism is a core counteract to abuse of power and corruption, that rule of Law is only of any value if it acts from a base of ethics, not moral servitude.
Read more about our working methodology at http://www.ngikalikarra.org/methodology/
Our Working Principles
Over the last decade we have established and abide by a strict adherence to ten (10) 'working principles' that protect the personal, cultural and civil INDIVIDUAL rights of those (Subjects) who appear in our films, photos and supporting documentation
Read more about our working principles here - http://www.ngikalikarra.org/principles/
Magali McDuffie is of French origin and has now lived in Australia for 18 years, working with and for Aboriginal Communities for 14 years as a filmmaker, researcher and media trainer. She has long-term ties with Nyikina people in the Kimberley, Bundjalung people in the Tweed Heads area on the East Coast, and Adnyamathanha people in the Flinders Ranges in South Australia.
As a professional filmmaker, Magali McDuffie has also been engaged in a wide range of local and regional projects both as a filmmaker and consultant. Her filmography includes documentaries, short films, national community service announcements, and corporate videos.
Magali has been working with the Nyikina community for over eleven years producing many short films and documentaries, living and working with community Elders, families and the broader community.
Her work has enabled the voice and continuing aspirations of the Nyikina community to be featured in national television programs, international film festivals, academic conferences, forums and many online communities. Magali's research is about bringing voices of women to the fore that are not always being heard, through film, particularly in the context of development and industrialisation, and the often invasive and oppressive strategies of the State. In her PhD thesis, she looks at alternative development perspectives proposed by Nyikina women for their country (cultural actions and life projects), how these fit within a broader global development context, and how they in themselves are strategies of resistance against neo-colonialism.
Read more about Magali McDuffie at http://www.magalimcduffie.com/about
Alexander Hayes ihas worked with and for many communities across Australia and New Zealand involving numeracy, literacy, life skills and creative arts practice projects over the last 25 years.
As a photographer, filmmaker, web developer, data scientist his work includes social justice programs with young people, online web development with communities and extensive public works programs involving NGO's. As a researcher he has for over a decade been investigating the socio-ethical impact of wearable technologies in a number of domains including policing, law enforcement, education and training.
In 2016 Alexander was given the Aboriginal name 'Malkay' as testament to his own life lessons and to his continuing close relationship with the Nyikina community of the Kimberley region, Western Australia.
Read more about Alexander Hayes at http://www.alexanderhayes.com/about
Our 'news' page provides a running account of the many and varied people we have worked with over the last few years.
Please visit our main social media pages for examples of our work and the many communities, organisations and agencies we have worked with.
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ngikalikarramedia/
Youtube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaGZwSglSMZO4PkqlMn7qNg/videos