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Australian and Torres Strait Island societies, history, politics and cultures, including many films by Indigenous filmmakers. Stories range across issues relating to health, identity, the “Stolen Generation”, art, anthropology, traditional life and culture, and history and archaeology both before and after the arrival of Captain Cook.

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ABORIGINAL RULES

ABORIGINAL RULES

2007 (PG) 55 min

From the producers of the original award-winning ‘BUSH MECHANICS’. A rare behind-the-scenes look at the grassroots Aboriginal football experience that you may have heard about, but never seen before. more

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AFTER MABO

AFTER MABO

1997 (M) 84 min

An Australian documentary classic that examines the political controversy surrounding native title and the Federal Government's proposed amendments to the Native Title Act (1993). AFTER MABO tackles many of the reconciliation issues that are still relevant today. more

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AGNES ABBOTT: Hard Worker [from the CAAMA Collection]

AGNES ABBOTT: Hard Worker [from the CAAMA Collection]

2007 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 22 min

Agnes Abbott is an Eastern Arrente woman who has witnessed the transformation of her Central Australian homeland - from her early days working in the cattle industry, to the damage caused by the introduction of alcohol. Her determination to care for her community has seen Agnes at the forefront of initiatives to drive out... more

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ALWAYS HAVE AND ALWAYS WILL [from the CAAMA Collection]

ALWAYS HAVE AND ALWAYS WILL [from the CAAMA Collection]

2006 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 24 min

This portrait of two feisty, strong-willed Elders, is a moving and beautifully filmed document of a vanishing way of life, with a strong message to respect the past, traditional culture and community values. more

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ANOTHER COUNTRY

ANOTHER COUNTRY

2015 (G) 75 min

Legendary Aboriginal actor David Gulpilil tells the story of what happened when his people’s way of life was interrupted. This film speaks eloquently of the havoc caused by the superimposition of a new culture over an old culture. more

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APOLOGY, THE

APOLOGY, THE

2008 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 22 min

This short film documents the apology to the Stolen Generations by the Australian Government on 13 February 2008. A powerful and memorable moment for Indigenous and non-Indigenous people alike. more

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ART FROM THE HEART

ART FROM THE HEART

1999 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 56 min

A direct and confronting examination of the contemporary Indigenous painting business today - 25 years on from its beginnings at Papunya Tula. more

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ARTISTS OF ALI CURUNG [from the CAAMA Collection]

ARTISTS OF ALI CURUNG [from the CAAMA Collection]

2009 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 21 min

The Arlpwe Arts Centre and Gallery, in the town of Ali Curung, 350 km north of Alice Springs, provides a focus for the work of a diverse group of Indigenous artists. more

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ART OF HEALING, THE [from the CAAMA Collection]

ART OF HEALING, THE [from the CAAMA Collection]

2005 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 22 min

A story of inspiration and community spirit from central Australia. more

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ASPECTS OF A LIFE: Working with Indigenous Australians

ASPECTS OF A LIFE: Working with Indigenous Australians

1972 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 216 min

Four films by Michael Edols - Collector’s edition with accompanying book and a 40-minute interview with Edols recorded in Canberra in 2011. more

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BACKS TO THE BLAST

BACKS TO THE BLAST

1981 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 50 min

Re-release of a landmark documentary about the history of uranium mining in Australia and the two decades of British Atomic Bomb tests in outback South Australia. more

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BEDEVIL

BEDEVIL

1993 (PG) 90 min

A NEWLY RE-MASTERED DVD - Three tales of the supernatural from Indigenous visual artist, Tracey Moffatt, combined in one extraordinary feature film, rich in virtuosic design, drama and movement more

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BENNY AND THE DREAMERS [from the CAAMA Collection]

BENNY AND THE DREAMERS [from the CAAMA Collection]

1993 (G) 54 min

The extraordinary story of the Pintupi peoples' first meeting with the white world. more

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BEYOND SORRY [from the CAAMA Collection]

BEYOND SORRY [from the CAAMA Collection]

2003 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 53 min

An intimate portrait of two “half-caste” women: Zita Wallace who was taken from her Arrernte family at the age of eight; and Aggie Abbott, an Arrernte woman who was hidden from the Aboriginal Protector at the same time that Zita was taken. The film follows the friendship that has developed between the two women in their... more

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BEYOND THE DREAMTIME

BEYOND THE DREAMTIME

1994 (G) 54 min

BEYOND THE DREAMTIME is a film of visual beauty, bringing to life the haunting imagery of dozens of Ainslie Roberts' major works, weaving them into the artist's personal life and illuminating his love of the land. more

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BIG BOSS

BIG BOSS

2012 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 25 min

The story of 95-year-old Baymarrwangga, affectionately known as “Big Boss”, and her commitment to pass on the Yan-nhangu language and traditional knowledge to future generations on Murrungga Island at the top end of Arnhem Land. more

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BIG GIRLS DON'T CRY (NIDF series 5)

BIG GIRLS DON'T CRY (NIDF series 5)

2002 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 26 min

A heart-rending insight into the disease of end-stage renal failure in remote and rural communities. more

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BLACK AND DUSTY [from the CAAMA Collection]

BLACK AND DUSTY [from the CAAMA Collection]

2005 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 43 min

Follows a group of Indigenous competitors as they compete in the Finke Desert Race. more

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BLACK ANGELS: A Widening Vision

BLACK ANGELS: A Widening Vision

1994 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 60 min

BLACK ANGELS centres on the life and work of young Brisbane artist, Gordon Bennett, who is one of this country's leading Indigenous artists. more

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BLACK MAGIC

BLACK MAGIC

1988 (G) 55 min

It is through the medium of sport that Aboriginal people have best been able to express themselves to white Australia. Australia's greatest Aboriginal footballers talk about the sources of their motivation, about their family experiences and their roots. more

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