Welcome to Artists of the First Sunrise
AFS is an innovative documentary film, international education, heritage preservation, and cultural revitalization project by and for indigenous artists and communities of Australia.
Who We Are
AFS is a diverse, collaborative partnership of artists, photographers and filmmakers, educators, heritage specialists, and other professionals from around the world.
AFS is a cross-cultural collaboration of indigenous and non-indigenous participants, our work is independent, community-driven, and adheres to indigenous perspectives and cultural protocols. One hundred percent of proceeds from the project are returned to indigenous artists and participants, for the empowerment of their communities.
Our work is helping conserve and celebrate the highly diverse intangible and material cultures of Aboriginal communities through digital and on-the-ground cultural preservation efforts.
Indigenous Australians, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, are the original inhabitants and traditional landowners of Australia. We respectfully acknowledge their country and custodians. Artists of the First Sunrise producers and all associated with the project thank and acknowledge these traditional land owners and all those interviewed/photographed on their respective lands, as well as express our gratitude for their contributions and roles in the development and sharing of cultural stories and images.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this documentary, website, and accompanying materials may contain images or names of people who have since passed away.