Eather Sisters

Noni, Alice and Grace are an integral part of the Maningrida community. All three are leaders in their own right, living and working in the community.

Battling personal issues that few of us will ever face; witnessing young people lose hope and more and more elders pass and a lifetime of knowledge pass with them, the sisters are facing their next daunting challenge. They received notice of an application to explore for oil or gas throughout Arnhem Land. They know that even with everything that’s come before this, the threat of mining will be one of the biggest and most relentless challenges the community will ever face. The sisters believe that the impact of exploration will destroy important, historically sacred areas, along with devastating fishing grounds that the community rely on for survival. More than anything, it would destroy their home and it will destroy the person they cherish above anyone else, their mother Helen Djimbarrawala Williams. The sisters have opened their world to all of us in the hope that we, as viewers, can learn something about what it means to be a young Indigenous person in a nation where being Indigenous has never been seen for what it really is, a precious gift.

Stingray Sisters

screening the first episode in the dramatic real-life series set in a remote community. For the first time, this eye-opening documentary will give audiences unparalleled access to life in a remote Indigenous community, through the lens of three contemporary sisters. Noni, Alice and Grace are navigating their twenties while moving - as they always have - between two cultures and two homes. Facing constant challenges that most of us will never know, join the Eather sisters and their extended family as they prepare to take on their biggest battle yet.

a documentary about the Eather sisters by Director Katrina Channels.