Emotional short film captures local bush fire stories

Published: 09 Feb 2021

Experience first-hand accounts of the 2018 Eungella Bushfires through an emotional short film that encapsulates the events, as they occurred.

EUNGELLA is a multi-arts project which involved recording stories through video and audio from residents who were affected by the bush fire disasters of 2018.

The film is being screened at Mackay Regional Council Libraries, with the first viewing happening tomorrow (Wednesday, February 10) at Mirani Library from 5.30pm to 6.30pm.

The film will then be showcased on:

  • Thursday, February 18 from 5.30pm to 6.30pm at Dudley Denny City Library
  • Thursday, February 25 from 5.30pm to 6.30pm at Gordon White Library

This community recovery arts project helped those dealing with trauma by providing for them a different, creative outlet for their emotions and experiences.

This project was made possible thanks to Central Queensland Regional Arts Services Network, Mackay RADF and CQUniversity.

The Gordon White Library is also exhibiting a Disaster Recovery and Resilience Exhibition.

The exhibition is showcasing creative recovery arts projects from Eungella and Finch Hatton communities.

Works in the exhibition have been created by professional artists and residents.

The exhibition is on show until March 2 at Gordon White Library.

The Regional Arts Services Network is an initiative of the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Mackay Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.