I don’t know why it took me so long to see the film Mad Bastards, but am glad I finally got it see it. Written and directed by Brendan Fletcher in 2011, Mad Bastards is the heart wrenching and hopeful story of a father’s quest to find the young son he’s never known. The father (Dean Daley-Jones) and son (Lucas Yeeda) are so much alike – proud, angry, hurt, loving, reflective, hopeful. The film gives audiences a look at the significance of culture, community and care in rebuilding lives. It was great to see a film depicting the work of men’s spaces, and the important and valuable contribution they make to personal, family and community well-being. Having a bit of a David Stratton and Margaret Pomeranz or Mr Movies Bill Collins moment here lol, if you get the chance to watch Mad Bastards, take it!
Congratulations to Mark Yettica-Paulson on his promotion to the position of Joint Campaign Director of RECOGNISE. RECOGNISE is the people’s movement to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Australian Constitution. Mark Yettica-Paulson has been a RECOGNISE ambassador since 2013. He is committed to a legacy of hope and change, and to acknowledging the first Australians in our Constitution. Mark is from beautiful Horn Island in the Torres Strait. We wish him every success in his new role, and thank him for stepping up.
WOW! Check out the showcase of discoveries and innovations by winners and finalists in the 2016 Australian Museum’s Eureka Prizes in research and innovation, leadership, science communication and school science. Regenerating kidneys, smart plastics, artificial memory cells, and so much more! http://australianmuseum.net.au/eureka