Time to throw the ropes

“I feel really, really quite scared, at the same time as happy, at the same time as anxious, at the same time as, well, excited, at the same time as sad”, whispers 9 year-old Saxon as he prepares for his Dad to be away for the next few months.


Against a backdrop of cicadas, tropical bird song and monsoon downpours, the Uden family navigate the uncertainty and excitement of Shaun’s impending departure, and Lori asks the hard questions about long-distance love.


With thought-provoking insights from Tamara and Rhiannon, a Territory couple who leave each other and their kids to work remote, and Miriam Charlie, a Yanyuwa/Garrwa woman living in Darwin on dialysis.


Join Shaun as he chats to two of his Antarctic workmates, Nadia and Jono, on board the ship bound for the coldest, driest, highest continent on Earth.


Contributors to Ep1: Tamara Travers, Rhiannon Townsend, Miriam Charlie, Nadia Bush and Jono Tobey

Host and creator: Lori Uden

Co-producers: Cinnamon Nippard and Lori Uden

Interviews and sound recordings: Shaun and Lori Uden

The kids!  10-year old Matilda Uden and 9-year old Saxon Uden

Editor: Cinnamon Nippard

Mixer: Hamish Robertson

Music producer: Serina Pech

Online producer: Lori Uden

Graphic designer: Kelly Walsh

Photographers: Helen Orr, Adam Leatherbarrow, Shaun Uden & Lori Uden

Mentor: Johanna Bell

Critical listeners: Johanna Bell and Jess Ong

From Afar was created on beautiful Larrakia land and was produced with funding support from the Northern Territory Government through Arts NT

Thanks also goes to the Australian Antarctic Division and Maritime Construction Services for their support.

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