The Faculty of Medicine is holding a screening of the award-winning film, "Djäkamirr". 

Film synopsis: For over 60,000 years Yolŋu childbirth happened on-country with skilled djäkamirr—midwifery caretakers—using ancestral wisdom and bush technologies to support women and babies.  Since the removal of childbirth to hospital, Yolŋu women have been disconnected from traditional support systems, resulting in a profound impact on health, including the highest rate of preterm birth in Australia. Djäkamirr is a privileged insight into the aspirations of remote First Nations communities to reclaim their birthing culture from the stronghold of Western medicine.

About UQ NAIDOC Festival

UQ celebrates NAIDOC Festival from 1-6 August across St Lucia, Herston and Gatton. 

Join us in celebrating the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 

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Herston campus
Oral Health Centre Auditorium (Level 4 Oral Health Centre)