Song Medicine | 2017 Film Program

TEDxSydney 2017 · 16 June 2017

After a spate of suicides in the remote Western Australian town of Leonora, local Ngaanyatjarra elder Glen Cook revives an ancient healing song.

A BushTV Production.


Tom Hearn is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and photographer. He has been working in remote Australia for 15 years and is the founder of the story agency and social enterprise BushTV. Glen Cook is an artist, writer and cultural custodian for the Ngaanyatjarra people in Western Australia. He has appeared in various videos, books and his paintings have been used in various publications. He was the senior tour guide around Uluru for many years and lives on his homeland around Warbuton, Western Australia.


Producer, Director and Camera Editor: Tom Hearn
Healing Song and Co-Producer: Glen Cook
Music: Tracy Chattaway
Additional Camera: Kartikeya Sharma and Nik Lachajczak

TEDxSydney Film Curator: Sinéad McDevitt

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