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Cherbourg radio station 4UM (UM standing for 'us mob') is branching out into video production, having recently released their first DVD film titled Ears for us mob.
Ears for us mob is a 15-minute health awareness film about otitis media, an ear disease common in Indigenous Australians. It was filmed in the remote Indigenous community of Cherbourg in Queensland by the Cherbourg Aboriginal Multimedia Resource Association (CAMRA).
Project director Andrew Beckett is 'over the moon' about the company's first film. 'We're so proud, and it will give us more opportunities in the future,' he said. 'We've proven our worth and (shown) we have the equipment to produce (other films) in the future.'
Mr Beckett said the film also meant more employment opportunities for young people. 'We hope to expand training programs so young people can help us with our future projects while being employed and getting paid. With National Indigenous Television there's opportunities there for us to get some national exposure,' he said.
Mr Beckett said CAMRA wasn't just confined to making documentaries. 'We hope to produce music videos for local artists. We will do everything and anything. We've always had the vision to do this when we started (Us Mob) radio station.'
The official launch of Ears for us mob was held recently at Cherbourg's Ration Shed. Copies of the DVD will be distributed to every household in Cherbourg and to all local health services.
Source: South Burnett Times
Cherbourg Radio Station 4UM
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