“INFRACTIONS is an artistic feature documentary in dialogue with frontline Indigenous cultural workers’ struggles against threats to more than 50% of Australia’s Northern Territory from shale gas fracking. It was commissioned by the KW Production Series. Don’t Frack the NT features a discussion in Berlin with one of the film’s protagonists Que Kenny, with Red Haircrow, and the director, Rachel O’Reilly.
Que Kenny is a Western Arrarnta woman, community support worker and activist from Ntaria (Hermannsburg), 130km west of Alice Springs in the Northern Territory, also studying law at Deakin University, Melbourne. She has been involved in grassroots campaigns against the Northern Territory Emergency Response (‘The Intervention’) since 2007, and against Northern Territory gas fracking with the Protect Country Alliance.
Red Haircrow is an award-winning writer, educator, psychologist and filmmaker of Native (Chiricahua Apache/Cherokee) and African American heritage. They have an MA in Native American Studies, a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology and counsel selectively. Special focus of Haircrow’s work includes Native/Indigenous and BIPOC inter-generational historic trauma, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, GLBTIIQ needs and suicide prevention. https://redhaircrow.com/
Rachel O’Reilly is an artist, critic, curator and PhD researcher at Goldsmiths’ Centre for Research Architecture, and theory seminar leader at the Dutch Art Institute. Her artistic work and research have been presented internationally, most recently at Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven; E-flux, New York; and UNSW Galleries, Sydney. She co-wrote On Neutrality with Jelena Vesic and Vlidi Jeric, and publishes with Danny Butt on artistic autonomy in settler colonial space. She lives in Berlin.
More info on context and campaigns:
First Nations on the frontline work hard to protect culture through art and music.
From Infractions, see:
The Sandridge Band, played on RebootFM, also on iTunes:
Dimakarri Dixon, debut album: