Mens Project

The Men’s Project was an interactive documentary and cultural mapping project undertaken with elders and young men from the Banyijima & Nyiyaparli groups of the eastern Pilbara. Periscope Pictures and Anthropology company Anthropos Australis worked with the men over a period of two years, recording many of their most precious songs and stories of important cultural sites on location. By geo-tagging these songlines and then making them available in a rich media embedded Google Map for future generations to access, the project pushed the limits of today’s converging technologies, showing that mapping and media in tandem can be an extremely powerful tools for cultural maintenance and preservation.