Spirit of the Games - My Skin, My Life
‘A lot of the time we talk about the past and about traditions, but this section was saying we are contemporary people: we are here, we are now, we are … powerful.’
‘It was so interesting as a director because you can’t do big capital P political statements. You have to do art, and you’ve got to have stories and images that will be important to people, not just Aboriginal people but all Australians.’ - Wesley Enoch, Director, My Skin, My Life.
This section contains interviews with Wesley Enoch, Vicki Couzens and others, involved in creating the performances and the banners, cloaks and puppets used as part of the 'My Skin, My Life' Indigenous section of the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games Opening ceremony.
Click Here to view a story about the role of possum skin cloaks in modern Aboriginal communities in Victoria.
CULTURAL WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander users are warned that this material may contain images and voices of deceased persons, and images of places that could cause sorrow.