Robert's dad came home with a JVC video movie recorder in the late 1980’s, which he said had fallen off the back of a truck (he felt bad for the truck driver, but thought maybe it is meant to be, seeing as it survived the impact of the fall!). From that day, he was obsessed and what seemed to start out as a hobby soon became a lifetime passion.
Robert has always had a strong appetite for adventure - be it travel, extreme sports or love. He likes to find the edge and dangle his feet over for a while. He's even been known to jump from time to time. As years have passed, Robert's focus has sharpened into a love of the original teachings and stories of the indigenous keepers of this land. In film, this knowledge can be shared powerfully, authentically and with efficacy.
Amazing things go down when humans get together. Robert considers himself lucky to have a career which allows him to connect with inspirational people from all walks of life and corners of the globe, share their stories.
The Culture Aware Panel:
This is one of those conversations that is happening whether we like it or not. The commodification of another's culture reeks of colonisation and in fact, it is the last straw for indigenous communities across the world. Its insulting, disrespectful and divisive.
Culture Aware would like to stand alongside Traditional people to support sharing at a level commensurate to the needs of bringing hopefully all people together in a good way…, humbly and respectfully.
This, in turn, contributing to a time that traditional wisdom and knowledge can guide us to a better way of living.