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Gibson A, O'Loughlin B, Burke C, Moses S
Anyinginyi Health Aboriginal Corporation, Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education
Tennant Creek, NT
This short film uses puppets as characters to deliver a strong message about Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) and the risks of drinking during pregnancy. It was written and performed by the people of Barkly, Northern Territory.
The film follows the story of Mathias, a seven year old boy living with FASD in Tennant Creek, Northern Territory. His mother is pregnant and wants to make sure the new baby does not have FASD like Matias. The video follows the challenges families can face when it comes to alcohol and pregnancy.
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Anyinginyi Health Aboriginal Corporation
1 Irvine St
PO Box 403
Tennant Creek NT 0860
Ph: (08) 8962 2633
Fax: (08) 8962 3280
The Anyinginyi fetal alcohol spectrum disorder project is run by Anyinginyi Public Health Unit, and began in September/October, 2011.