One year ago tomorrow, Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, on his first day of office, officially apologized to the Indigenous people of Australia -- for 200 years of oppression, Genocide (the stolen generations), etc. This speech, like the one in New Hampshire that inspired will.i.am to create the "Yes We Can" video, was the impetus for this video which celebrates Reconciliation through Art.
I traveled with Indigenous Australian artist Clifton Bieundurry to places of cultural significance to Australian Aboriginal people. James photographed sacred sites and printed enlarged prints. Bieundurry then painted indigenous art impressions on to the prints creating a collection of collaborative art with a potent social message.
Here's the video: