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Current additions to Ronin’s blue ribbon collection of films from Australia and overseas, specialising in high quality independently produced documentaries and selected feature films.

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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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BALANDA AND THE BARK CANOES, THE

BALANDA AND THE BARK CANOES, THE

2006 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 52 min

This lively and eye-opening documentary is a companion film to TEN CANOES, the landmark feature film which Rolf de Heer made with the people of the Arafura Swamp in Central Arnhem Land. (TEN CANOES and its compilation sequel, TWELVE CANOES, are both available from Ronin Films). more

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DOGS OF DEMOCRACY

DOGS OF DEMOCRACY

2016 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 58 min

A documentary about the stray dogs of Athens and the people who take care of them. In the on-going financial crises of the 2010s, Greece has become ‘the stray dog of Europe’, and for Greek citizens, the dogs of Athens have become a symbol of hope for the anti-austerity movement. more

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DROVER'S BOY, THE

DROVER'S BOY, THE

2015 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 11 min

This ‘hybrid’ blend of music, documentary and drama is set in the 1920s in outback Australia, and evokes a time when it was illegal for white Australians and Aboriginal people to marry. Based on a ballad by Ted Egan, the film pays tribute to the role of Aboriginal women in the pastoral history of frontier Australia. more

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ELLA

ELLA

2016 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 86 min

An intimate portrait of the first Indigenous dancer to be invited into The Australian Ballet in its 50 year history - Ella Havelka. more

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EVER THE LAND

EVER THE LAND

2015 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 93 min

EVER THE LAND explores the bond between people and their land through the landmark design and construction of a unique “Living Building” by one of Aotearoa New Zealand’s most passionately independent Maori tribes, Ngai Tuhoe. more

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LIFE OF ITS OWN, A - the truth about medical marijuana

LIFE OF ITS OWN, A - the truth about medical marijuana

2016 (PG) 81 min

A Life of Its Own aims to provide clarity and understanding of one of Australia’s most stigmatized and controversial issues – medicinal cannabis. Award-winning journalist, Helen Kapalos, takes the audience on a wide-ranging voyage of discovery about medicinal cannabis. more

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ON RICHARD'S SIDE

ON RICHARD'S SIDE

2016 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 90 min

Filmed over three decades, On Richard’s Side charts the life-story of Richard, a young man with a complex disability since birth. The film provides intimate and poignant insights into his parents’ determined quest to establish a quality life for their son and for themselves. more

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OUR BOTANICAL BIOSPHERE

OUR BOTANICAL BIOSPHERE

1990 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 240 min

This pioneering series of short documentaries, first released as UNDER SOUTHERN SKIES in 1990, is even more relevant today: there is now an ever-increasing urgency for us all to be informed about science, to liberate us from a dependence on politicians and corporations. more

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PAST IMPERFECT

PAST IMPERFECT

2015 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 13 min

An award-winning short drama exploring the interrelated needs of people living with mental illness and their family carers. Based on the personal experiences of the filmmakers, Georgina Jenkins and Robb Shaw-Velzen, the film is a provocative discussion-starter on a neglected subject. more

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PUMPHEAD PROJECT, The

PUMPHEAD PROJECT, The

2016 (G)

THE PUMPHEAD PROJECT explores the gulf that can exist between advances in medical science on one hand, and the patient experience on the other. The Project encompasses a feature-length documentary and a collection of short films. more

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SHOCK ROOM

SHOCK ROOM

2016 (M) 72 min

CINEMA ON DEMAND SCREENINGS NOW AVAILABLE! (DVD release mid-2017). In the early 1960s American psychologist Stanley Milgram ran a series of controversial experiments on obedience. An authority orders you to inflict painful shocks on another person. Most us will obey, claimed Milgram. But will we? more

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STILL OUR COUNTRY

STILL OUR COUNTRY

2015 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 88 min

A poetic celebration of country and culture, Still Our Country documents the swiftly changing lives of the Yolngu people of Ramingining in the Northern Territory. This evocative carnival of images and sounds makes a bold declaration of identity and offers a hopeful promise of a future. more

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TIME TO DRAW THE LINE

TIME TO DRAW THE LINE

2016 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 52 min

East Timor was born as a new nation in 2002 after 25 years of turmoil and war. Australia’s peace-keeping force, INTERFET, helped with the peaceful transition to nationhood. Now, a darker story of Australia’s relationship with this new nation is emerging. more

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TRIAL, THE

TRIAL, THE

2009 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 52 min

In February 2008 twelve Muslim men went on trial in Melbourne on terrorism charges. The trial ran for nine months, heard hundreds of hours of secretly taped conversations and presented 66,000 pages of evidence. THE TRIAL takes us inside one of the biggest court cases in Australia’s history. more

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