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ONCE MY MOTHER

ONCE MY MOTHER

2013 (PG) 75 min

Australian filmmaker Sophia Turkiewicz investigates the reasons why her Polish mother abandoned her in an orphanage as a child and uncovers the truth behind her mother's wartime escape from a Siberian gulag, leaving Sophia to confront her own capacity for forgiveness. more

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ACROSS THE PLATEAU

ACROSS THE PLATEAU

2007 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 95 min

China used to be called "the Bicycle Kingdom". This is a bicycle story from China, about a group of friends in southern China who share cycling treks of epic scale. Their adventures are an expression of their sense of personal freedom in the new China, after a lifetime of political turmoil and personal struggle. more

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AFTER THE APOLOGY

AFTER THE APOLOGY

2017 (M) 82 min

In Larissa Behrendt's riveting documentary, four Aboriginal women each face their own battle to challenge government policies and bureaucracies to bring their grandchildren home. Their grassroots actions spearhead a national conversation to curb skyrocketing rates of child removal. more

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AGE OF REASON, THE

AGE OF REASON, THE

2004 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 87 min

PART 5 OF THE DOON SCHOOL QUINTET: In this fifth and final film in the The Doon School Quintet, MacDougall focuses on the life of one student whom he discovers at the school. more

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AGENT ORANGE

AGENT ORANGE

2007 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 71 min

AGENT ORANGE is one woman's personal journey through Vietnam to try to understand the ravages caused by chemicals in the Vietnam War, and to come to terms with her husband's premature death. Her observation of the way in which Vietnamese families and health organisations are coping with ongoing deformities in children,... more

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ALGORITHMS

ALGORITHMS

2014 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 96 min

In India, a group of boys dream of becoming Chess Masters, driven by a man with a vision. But this is no ordinary chess and these are no ordinary players. Algorithms is a documentary about the thriving but little known community of Blind Chess-players in India. more

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ALL ABOUT OLIVE

ALL ABOUT OLIVE

2005 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 55 min

Olive is 107 years old. She has decided to go home and will make the journey back to Broken Hill where she was born. The trip will trigger memories of things long forgotten, fights, funny moments and events almost too sad to bear. more

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ANGELS GATHER HERE

ANGELS GATHER HERE

2017 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 49 min

Angels Gather Here follows Jacki Trapman's journey back to her hometown of Brewarrina to celebrate her parents' 60th Wedding Anniversary. Going home is never easy, and for Jackie it means facing the traumas of her past. more

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ANGELS OF WAR

ANGELS OF WAR

1982 (PG) 54 min

In January 1942 Papua New Guinea became the battle ground for nearly 2 million foreign soldiers. This film documents the experiences of Papua New Guinea's indigenous population during this campaign. more

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ANIMATING AEROPLANE JELLY

ANIMATING AEROPLANE JELLY

2020 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 24 min

An episode in the life of pioneer Australian animator, Eric Porter, and his creation of one of the most iconic and enduring of Australian advertising images. A film by Michael Kraaz. 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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ARLI (from the CAAMA Collection)

ARLI (from the CAAMA Collection)

2016 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 30 min

A moving story of rehabilitation and re-connection with family and community. Arlun McCormack, a young Arrernte man from Alice Springs, tells us the story of his fight with substance abuse, and his rehabilitation through writing and performing rap music. An award-winning film by Christopher Fitzpatrick. 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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AYA

AYA

1990 (PG) 95 min

Aya arrives in Australia with her husband, an Australian soldier who was with the occupation forces in Japan. Aya forms a close bond with Mac, a close friend of Frank's, whose wartime experiences left him with a deep regard for Japanese culture. But Frank wants Aya to forget her Japanese past. Suffering cultural shock and... more

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BAULKHAM HILLS AFRICAN LADIES TROUPE, THE

BAULKHAM HILLS AFRICAN LADIES TROUPE, THE

2016 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: M) 81 min

The story of four charismatic and inspirational African women, now living in Australia, who, with the help of acclaimed theatre director Ros Horin, turned their harrowing stories of survival into a joyous theatre of humanity that has filled theatres from across their new country to the other side of the world. more

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BAXTER AND ME

BAXTER AND ME

2016 (PG) 83 min

One woman's life, with and without men, but always with dogs. This personal and inventive film by Gillian Leahy raises questions about how we relate to the 'wild' in dogs, and how we relate to other animals (and humans) in the world at large. 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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BIG ALL AT ONCE

BIG ALL AT ONCE

2004 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 52 min

What is it like to be leaving school and suddenly having to make crucial choices about your life? This documentary intimately follows three different 18-year-olds, as they are spat out of high school and struggle to piece together their adult identities in their own way. more

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BILLAL

BILLAL

1996 (M) 86 min

Sixteen-year-old Lebanese-Australian Billal is struck by a car in the aftermath of fighting between Anglo‚ÄďAustralian and Lebanese youths on a state housing estate in south-west Sydney. Billal is hospitalised with permanent brain damage. The film follows Billal's long fight back to some sort of health, and the stresses... more

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BLOOD ON THE COAL

BLOOD ON THE COAL

2015 (PG) 103 min

Stories from the Queensland coalfields over the last 150 years, as told by mineworkers and their families: a rare and valuable contribution to the history of both Australian labour and the nation's mining industry. more

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