Synopsis

‘Angels Gather Here’ follows Jacki Trapman’s  journey back to her hometown of Brewarrina to celebrate her parent's, Bill and Barbara’s 60th Wedding Anniversary.

 

Going homes never easy for Jacki as she faces her past and looks to the future.

 

The film provides a unique insight into the lives of one Aboriginal family over five generations and how government policies continue to impact on Aboriginal people today.

 

Ultimately the film celebrates the Trapman family their inspiring story symbolising the strength, dignity and resilience of many Aboriginal people in the face of adversity.

 

 

 

Directors Statement

When I first met Jacki Trapman and her family and learnt of their upcoming anniversary celebration I was immediately struck by the family’s dignity resilience and sense of humour in the face of adversity.

 

I was attracted to the potential of the story to juxtapose the achievement of Jacki’s parent’s 60 year marriage against her own personal struggles and the average life expectancy of many Aboriginal people in Australia.

 

I wanted to take a mainstream audience into the lives of the Trapman’s and let them experience very personal family events including both celebration and loss. I hope through this journey that the audience might develop a better understanding of how government policies over the last 200 years continue to impact on Aboriginal people today.

 

 

Key Credits

Director,Camera,Editor

Ian Hamilton

 

Producer:

Ian Hamilton

Anna Kelly

 

Associate Producer:

Jacki Trapman

 

Editors:

Jonathan Burrows

Paul McDonald

 

Production Manager:

Kate Turnbull

 

 

Sound:

Kate Turnbull

Sam Newman

Anna Kelly

 

Camera Assistant:

Kate Turnbull

Sam Newman

 

Music Composer:

Nicolette Boaz

 

Special Thanks to the Trapman family and friends and the town of Brewarrina

 

Distribution:

Ronin Films

 

 

 

Synopsis

‘Angels Gather Here’ follows Jacki Trapman’s  journey back to her hometown of Brewarrina to celebrate her parent's, Bill and Barbara’s 60th Wedding Anniversary.

 

Going homes never easy for Jacki as she faces her past and looks to the future.

 

The film provides a unique insight into the lives of one Aboriginal family over five generations and how government policies continue to impact on Aboriginal people today.

 

Ultimately the film celebrates the Trapman family their inspiring story symbolising the strength, dignity and resilience of many Aboriginal people in the face of adversity.

 

 

 

Directors Statement

When I first met Jacki Trapman and her family and learnt of their upcoming anniversary celebration I was immediately struck by the family’s dignity resilience and sense of humour in the face of adversity.

 

I was attracted to the potential of the story to juxtapose the achievement of Jacki’s parent’s 60 year marriage against her own personal struggles and the average life expectancy of many Aboriginal people in Australia.

 

I wanted to take a mainstream audience into the lives of the Trapman’s and let them experience very personal family events including both celebration and loss. I hope through this journey that the audience might develop a better understanding of how government policies over the last 200 years continue to impact on Aboriginal people today.

 

 

Key Credits

Director,Camera,Editor

Ian Hamilton

 

Producer:

Ian Hamilton

Anna Kelly

 

Associate Producer:

Jacki Trapman

 

Editors:

Jonathan Burrows

Paul McDonald

 

Production Manager:

Kate Turnbull

 

 

Sound:

Kate Turnbull

Sam Newman

Anna Kelly

 

Camera Assistant:

Kate Turnbull

Sam Newman

 

Music Composer:

Nicolette Boaz

 

Special Thanks to the Trapman family and friends and the town of Brewarrina

 

Distribution:

Ronin Films

 

Synopsis

‘Angels Gather Here’ follows Jacki Trapman’s  journey back to her hometown of Brewarrina to celebrate her parent's, Bill and Barbara’s 60th Wedding Anniversary.

 

Going homes never easy for Jacki as she faces her past and looks to the future.

 

The film provides a unique insight into the lives of one Aboriginal family over five generations and how government policies continue to impact on Aboriginal people today.

 

Ultimately the film celebrates the Trapman family their inspiring story symbolising the strength, dignity and resilience of many Aboriginal people in the face of adversity.

 

 

Directors Statement

When I first met Jacki Trapman and her family and learnt of their upcoming anniversary celebration I was immediately struck by the family’s dignity resilience and sense of humour in the face of adversity.

 

I was attracted to the potential of the story to juxtapose the achievement of Jacki’s parent’s 60 year marriage against her own personal struggles and the average life expectancy of many Aboriginal people in Australia.

 

I wanted to take a mainstream audience into the lives of the Trapman’s and let them experience very personal family events including both celebration and loss. I hope through this journey that the audience might develop a better understanding of how government policies over the last 200 years continue to impact on Aboriginal people today.