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SECRET SAFARI, THE

SECRET SAFARI, THE

2001 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 52 min

A documentary about an overland safari truck which, between 1986 and 1993, ran 40 successful trips smuggling arms into the townships of South Africa without the passengers knowledge. An account of one of the ANC's most audacious military operations in the armed fight against apartheid told by those who were the main protagonists. more

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ALLIES

ALLIES

1983 (PG) 95 min

Made at the time of Bob Hawke's unequivocal embrace of the American alliance, this film explores Australia-US relations during the Cold War: the setting up of ASIO to appease American agencies worried about Communist influence; the Petrov Affair; and the determination of Sir Robert Menzies to follow the US into Vietnam. 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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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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FINDING PLACE [from the CAAMA Collection]

FINDING PLACE [from the CAAMA Collection]

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

A film about manhood and the problems of living in two cultures. more

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FLOATING ... LIKE WIND BLOW 'EM ABOUT

FLOATING ... LIKE WIND BLOW 'EM ABOUT

1975 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 72 min

Only available in the ASPECTS OF A LIFE collection. more

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HOME BY CHRISTMAS

HOME BY CHRISTMAS

2009 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 90 min

A dramatised documentary memoir based on filmmaker Gaylene Preston's interviews with her father about his World War II experiences, reconstructed with actor Tony Barry as Ed Preston. more

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HOW THE WEST WAS LOST

HOW THE WEST WAS LOST

1987 (G) 72 min

The story of the 1946 Aboriginal Pastoral Workers' Strike that has never officially ended. An event more important than the Eureka Stockade but never recorded in written histories - the passive resistance by 800 Aboriginal station workers against the appalling living and working conditions thrust upon them. more

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KEEN AS MUSTARD

KEEN AS MUSTARD

1989 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 46 min

Re-release of an important documentary that explores little known experiments in chemical warfare conducted in Australia from 1942 to 1945. more

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KORIAM'S LAW

KORIAM'S LAW

2006 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 110 min

In Koriam's Law Australian anthropologist Andrew Lattas meets his match in philosopher-informant Peter Avarea of Matong village, Pomio, Papua New Guinea. Driven by their feisty dialogue and with access to sacred ceremonies, the film patiently goes about making sense of that mysterious Pacific phenomenon, the "cargo-cult". more

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MOHAMED ALI'S HAPPY DAY FEAST

MOHAMED ALI'S HAPPY DAY FEAST

1998 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 55 min

Mohamed Ali and his wife, Halima Mubarak, are the owners of the Dhodaan Café, Flemington, a meeting place for the Somali refugee community in Melbourne. Having survived war in Ethiopia and Somalia, but suffered the loss of home and family, Mohamed and Halima arrive in Australia with a renewed optimism, and set about establishing... more

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OVER THE EDGE

OVER THE EDGE

2015 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 56 min

Teenagers in the series ON THE EDGE reunite 5 years later as young adults facing a turbulent world. This film explores how their choices have determined their present circumstances. Some are working, some in jail, and three are parents. Every one of them is living an extraordinary life and coming to terms with their world. more

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PITJIRI: The Snake That Will Not Sink

PITJIRI: The Snake That Will Not Sink

1986 (G) 48 min

In 1936 on a remote outpost in the Northern Territory, nine Aboriginal Elders appeared before Ruth Heathcock, who they believed was a member of their tribe before the Dreaming. Fifty years later, Sister Ruth returns and describes the psychic phenomena that she experienced and how this changed her perception of the human... more

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PRODIGAL SON, THE

PRODIGAL SON, THE

2005 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 27 min

Alexo hasn't spoken to his son for 15 years. It is only after serious illness that he begins to speak to him again. THE PRODIGAL SON is the moving story of a traditional Macedonian family's 'dilemma' with having a gay son. more

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ROBERT FORTUNE THE TEA THIEF

ROBERT FORTUNE THE TEA THIEF

2002 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 52 min

Behind the story of a simple cup of tea is a tale of espionage and intrigue captured in a documentary by Melbourne filmmaker Diane Perelsztein. The cup that cheers has a complex, often dark history. The story of tea is a tale of politics, economics and spirituality, of espionage, art and the drug trade. more

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ROSIE'S SECRET

ROSIE'S SECRET

1994 (G) 11 min

ROSIE'S SECRET is a fictional portrait of a forgotten heroine, Rosie Foster. We discover the pivotal role Rosie played in the construction and celebration of Australia's national icon, the Sydney Harbour Bridge. more

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SECRET AND SACRED

SECRET AND SACRED

2008 (G) 53 min

A documentary detailing the anthropological and historical story of the Badtjala people of the Hervey Bay and Fraser (K'Gari) Island region. more

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SHADOW PLAY

SHADOW PLAY

2001 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: M) 79 min

In Indonesia, on 30 September 1965 a group of President Sukarno's guards murdered six generals who were anti-Communist. General Suharto blamed the Communist Party of Indonesia (PKI). Suharto grabbed power and set up death squads to murder up to a million accused Communist sympathisers. The documentary traces the events... more

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SILENCES, THE

SILENCES, THE

2015 (M) 73 min

A film about family secrets and the ties of love, loss and kinship between a mother and daughter. more

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SPEAR IN THE STONE [from the AIATSIS Collection]

SPEAR IN THE STONE [from the AIATSIS Collection]

1983 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 34 min

An age-old tradition of making spear-heads from special stones in Arnhem Land. more

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