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SBS-Australia Launches a new online interactive animation

SBS recently launched ‘My Grandmother’s Lingo’ which tells the personal story of Angelina Joshua, a young Aboriginal woman dedicated to preserving her endangered Indigenous language.

Drawing on the expertise of SBS Online and NITV, the documentary features voice-activated gaming technology and unique animations to unlock the chapters in Angelina’s story, and simultaneously raises awareness of Australia’s Indigenous languages – specifically Marra, a language now spoken by only three people in the remote East Arnhem Land community of Ngukurr where Angelina lives.

Ben Naparstek, SBS Head of Editorial Online and Emerging Platforms, said, “SBS is dedicated to telling unique stories in innovative ways and My Grandmother’s Lingo is a great example of this – combining interactive storytelling with digital technology to encourage further understanding of Indigenous languages amongst all Australians.” (C&T Mag)