PIAC has recently launched a new video for social media that focuses on the relationship between Aboriginal people and the police.
Inspired by a US project that asked African-American boys and men about their interactions with the police, PIAC’s video captures the immediate responses of a number of Aboriginal men and women to the word ‘police’.
The video reflects a diversity of attitudes and opinions held across Aboriginal communities, and provides an insight into different and shared experiences of Aboriginal people.
Reactions from the Aboriginal participants range from fear and mistrust to friendship and gratitude as well as almost everything in between. Overall they show the historically troubled relationship between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and the police still has a long way to go.
This year, we hope to release a series of videos produced around the same concept, featuring the words ‘racism’, ‘Stolen Generations’ and ‘housing’.