Media 

Yarrabin Cultural Connections and our Director Den Barber have been featured in a number of documentary videos, radio interviews and published articles. Please follow the links below. 

Our featured article this month is a Sydney Morning Herald story that followed the 2019-20 'Black Summer' wildfires. 

Documentaries 

Please see some of the videos and documentaries that include interviews and footage relating to the work of Yarrabin Cultural Connections. Click on each heading to begin download. 

In 2019, into 2020, Australia experienced a catastrophic bushfire season - one of the worst on record. This documentary focuses not only on the fires and their devastating effect on Australia’s unique wildlife and ecosystem, but whether climate change played a role, why the fires were so random and merciless, and whether this horrific event represents an inevitable future for Australia if action is not taken now.

Filmed in July 2019 just 3 months before the start of the Gospers Mountain wildfire of Black Summer

, "Healing Fire" documents the first cultural burn at Yellomundee in five years, and only the second since the start of colonisation. It includes interviews with Den Barber during his time with Greater Sydney Local Land Services and representing Koori Country Cultural Fire Aboriginal Corporation as well.   

From the ashes of Australia’s devastating bushfires, wildlife survivors begin their long journeys to recovery. Australia’s fauna have evolved to coexist with bushfire, but these Black Summer fires are unprecedented in their scale, speed and intensity. Many native animals are unable to escape, or endure, without human help. We follow iconic species like koalas, kangaroos, wombats, and an endangered parrot through their rescue, rehabilitation and eventual release. Remarkable tales of compassion and dedication are revealed along the way – from an orphan wombat growing too attached to her carer, to audacious helicopter airdrops to feed remote rock wallabies. When the fires finally burn out, Australia looks to the science, innovation and Indigenous knowledge that will be needed to safeguard fragile wildlife in an even hotter future.