NORMAL PEOPLE EPISODE 3: MAANYUNG

We’re finishing out a big year of Normal Stories with a film very close to our hearts. The third instalment of our Normal People film series focuses on our dear friend and Heaps Normal family member Maanyung - opening up on his relationship with Country, culture, language, and himself.

Language really is the cornerstone of culture. Values, rituals and histories are kept alive through a shared dialogue that, in the case of Australia’s First Peoples, spans tens of thousands of years.

Maanyung, a proud Gumbaynggirr and Yaegl singer-songwriter, is using music and storytelling to keep his language alive. We teamed up with Maanyung and NiceFilm Co. to tell Maanyung’s own story - one that speaks to his deep connection to Country, his passion for the continuation of his culture and language, and his personal mental health challenges. Maanyung’s story is a version of normal that many of us can personally relate to. We hope you enjoy it.

Check out Maanyung’s music on Spotify or Apple Music

Created by Nice Film Co

Credits:

Director/ Producer: Emily Medbury

Cinematographer/ Editor: Harry Cassell

Sound Design: Nicholas Grifa

Check out more of Nice Film Co’s work on their website.

Normal People; where we tell the stories of people we love and admire, living their own version of Normal. Check out episode 1 & 2 of Normal people on you Youtube.

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