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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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STEPPING OUT

STEPPING OUT

1981 (G) 54 min

In November 1979, forty extraordinary people took to the stage. Labelled by society as mentally handicapped, isolated and hidden away in institutions since early childhood, they came to the Sydney Opera House and gave a performance that held audiences spellbound. This film tells the joyous story of that event. more

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STILL POINT, THE - Photography of Robert McFarlane

STILL POINT, THE - Photography of Robert McFarlane

2017 (M) 27 min

The Still Point explores the life's work of one of Australia's most respected and pioneering documentary photographers: for five decades, Robert McFarlane has put a mirror up to the changing face of Australia. more

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STOLEN GENERATIONS

STOLEN GENERATIONS

2000 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 52 min

The removal of Aboriginal children in Australia was a deliberate government policy and forms part of the history of dispossession of the country's original inhabitants. Every Aboriginal family in Australia has directly or indirectly been affected and the effects have lasted over generations. Many have called this genocide. more

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STRANDED

STRANDED

2006 (M) 52 min

Claudia is trying to start a new life for herself after the loss of her mother. She lives and fights with her loving but inept father and psychotic little sister. When two children are dumped on the family, Claudia moves into her mother's abandoned car in the driveway. She plans to fix it and take off - that's if she can... more

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SWING

SWING

2007 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 25 min

Superbly produced and acted (by a cast including veteran Chris Haywood), this powerful short drama explores issues of war trauma and inter-racial and inter-generational understanding and acceptance. more

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SYDNEY AT WAR

SYDNEY AT WAR

2005 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 52 min

At midnight on Sun May 31, 1942, three Japanese midget submarines broke through Sydney Harbour's defences and launched a surprise attack on an ill-prepared city. During that night of confusion and violence, 21 Australian and 6 Japanese service personnel lost their lives. Sydney At War recounts the events of that fateful... more

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TAGGED

TAGGED

2006 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 59 min

TAGGED is the story of four young people growing up in Sydney's notorious south-western suburbs. Reacting against the negative portrayal of young people from their area in the mainstream press, they talk about the things they love in their community, especially its diversity, its familiarity and its youthful energy. more

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TEA WITH MADAME CLOS

TEA WITH MADAME CLOS

2010 (G) 90 min

TEA WITH MADAME CLOS is about an extraordinary woman in her extreme old age living in a small medieval village in South West France. Couched in the framework of a train journey, the filmmaker, Jane Oehr, remembers her many encounters over four years with Madame Clos. more

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TEACH A MAN TO FISH

TEACH A MAN TO FISH

2018 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 80 min

Grant Leigh Saunders is an Aboriginal filmmaker, writer and musician who has secretly always wanted to be a fisherman, just like his father and grandfather before him. This fishing yarn is set against the backdrop of the beautiful Manning River in central New South Wales. more

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THIS IS HOW YOU'LL MAKE YOUR BED IN PRISON

THIS IS HOW YOU'LL MAKE YOUR BED IN PRISON

2009 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 10 min

The story of Vickie Lee Roach, an Aboriginal woman in an Australian prison who challenged the Federal government to gain the right to vote ... and won. more

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THOSE WHO SAID NO

THOSE WHO SAID NO

2014 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 89 min

Crimes against humanity committed by the Iranian regime in the 1980s are revealed in the Iran Tribunal, an enquiry held under the auspices of the International Court of Justice in the Hague in 2012-3. A film by Iranian filmmaker, Nima Sarvestani, co-director of NO BURQAS BEHIND BARS. more

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THREE HORSEMEN [from the AIATSIS Collection]

THREE HORSEMEN [from the AIATSIS Collection]

1982 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 51 min

Three generations of Aboriginal stockmen on a cattle station in far north Queensland. more

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TOOMELAH

TOOMELAH

2011 (MA) 97 min

In a remote Aboriginal community, Daniel, a sensitive, troubled 10 year old boy from a broken home, yearns to be a "gangster" like the male role models in his life. Skipping school, getting into fights and running drugs for Linden, the local gang leader. more

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TWO (2) DEGREES

TWO (2) DEGREES

2013 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 90 min

2 DEGREES tells two stories: first, the chaotic failure of the UN negotiations on climate change in Copenhagen; and the second takes us to the streets of Port Augusta, a small Australian town, and follows the community's passionate efforts to replace coal-fired power stations with solar thermal power. more

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UPSTAIRS DOWNSTAIRS (Family Foibles)

UPSTAIRS DOWNSTAIRS (Family Foibles)

2001 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 27 min

A family separates and, for the sake of their relationship and own lives, works out a way to keep living and parenting together for the sake of their daughter. Architecture, alternatives, and a lot of planning and negotiating are central to this story. more

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VACANT POSSESSION

VACANT POSSESSION

1994 (M) 95 min

NOW RE-MASTERED FROM ORIGINAL FILM MATERIALS! A welcome re-release of the acclaimed dramatic feature film from 1994, written and directed by Margot Nash (director of The Silences, also available from Ronin). Following her mother's death, a young woman returns to the old family home, a dilapidated cottage in a coastal... more

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VEILED AMBITION

VEILED AMBITION

2006 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 26 min

An inspiring documentary about Frida,"a little Aussie battler in a scarf," and her dream to create a fashion empire. more

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VIRTUOSI

VIRTUOSI

2012 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 76 min

A documentary about the drive to be an artist and the special nature of virtuosity in dance. Through exhilarating dance and stories from the heart, Virtuosi reveals intimate and outstanding portraits of eight New Zealand dance artists. more

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Vis a vis TECHNO TRIBAL

Vis a vis TECHNO TRIBAL

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

A fascinating and emotional 4-day encounter. Ningali Lawford from the Kimberley in north-western Australia and James Luna from California meet through a satellite video link and embark on a journey into each other's world. The agenda for what would happen was entirely unknown. more

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