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Title Australian Story: The Sugar Trip
Published Australia : ABC, 2016
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Summary In this program, Australian Story travels with filmmaker and actor Damon Gameau (The Kettering Incident, Balibo, Love My Way, The Tracker) as he repays a debt of knowledge by helping to revitalise an Indigenous community's healthy eating initiative.</br>Gameau's interest in diet first came to public attention when he became his own 'lab-rat' by testing the effects of massive sugar consumption on his own body and turning it into Australia's most successful documentary -That Sugar Film.</br>While making the documentary, Gameau went to Central Australia to learn about an Indigenous initiative aimed at reducing the disastrous health effects of the modern diet in remote communities. It was called Mai Wiru, or 'Good Food'.</br>The man in charge of Mai Wiru was John Tregenza and he allowed Damon Gameau to film on the basis of 'Ngapartjia Ngapartjia' - that he would give something back.</br>After government funding was withdrawn from Mai Wiru, Damon Gameau has kept his promise and used the success of his documentary to support John Tregenza and the Good Food project, recently taking two nutritionists and a healthy eating plan to Pipalyatjara, an alcohol-free community 800 kilometres south-west of Alice Springs
Notes Closed captioning in English
Event Broadcast 2016-09-05 at 20:01:00
Notes Classification: NC
Subject Indigenous peoples -- Health and hygiene.
Indigenous peoples -- Services for.
Sugar -- Health aspects.
Australia -- Central Australia.
Northern Territory -- Alice Springs.
Form Streaming video
Author Balmer, Liza, contributor
Carruthers, Kellie, contributor
Connolly, Bob, host
Gameau, Damon, contributor
Gulpilil, contributor
Kinare, Richard, contributor
Law, Lisa, contributor
Mckenzie, Jacob, contributor
Moloney, Fiona, contributor
Rainow, Stephan, contributor
Tregenza, John, contributor
Tuckwell-Smith, Zoe, contributor