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Barkly fights FASD (2013)

Author

Gibson A, O'Loughlin B, Burke C, Moses S

Publisher

Anyinginyi Health Aboriginal Corporation and Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education

City

Tennant Creek, NT

Type

Audiovisual

 

Description

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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Contact details

Anyinginyi Health Aboriginal Corporation
1 Irvine St
PO Box 403
Tennant Creek NT 0860
Ph: (08) 8962 2633
Fax: (08) 8962 3280

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Last updated: 3 June 2014
 
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