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RINGBALIN - BREAKING THE DROUGHT

RINGBALIN - BREAKING THE DROUGHT

2014 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 32 min

A powerful documentary about the healing of Australia's greatest river and its diverse peoples through ancient ceremony of culture and spirit. more

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ROAD TO NHILL (screenplay/book)

ROAD TO NHILL (screenplay/book)

(G)

A screenplay by Alison Tilson * Currency press 1998 * Paperback * 100 pages * The original screenplay by Alison Tilson, for the highly successful feature film released nationally in 1998. more

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ROCKING THE FOUNDATIONS

ROCKING THE FOUNDATIONS

1985 (PG) 92 min

DIGITALLY RESTORED! A riveting documentary about the New South Wales Builders Labourers Federation (BLF). Filmmaker Pat Fiske, herself one of the first women members of the BLF, develops a portrait of this once-powerful union through interviews with former union members and officials, archival film, and television news... more

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ROSALIE'S JOURNEY [from the CAAMA Collection]

ROSALIE'S JOURNEY [from the CAAMA Collection]

2003 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 22 min

The story of Rosalie Kunoth-Monks who (as Ngarla Kunoth) gained fame in the leading role of Charles Chauvel's legendary feature film, JEDDA (1955). more

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SALTWATER STORY, THE

SALTWATER STORY, THE

2017 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 55 min

Guided by Indigenous canoemaker Kyle Slabb from the Bundjalung people, a group of young men (both Indigenous and non-Indigenous) build traditional canoes and embark on a 3-day sea voyage re-tracing an ancient trade route from the heart of the Queensland Gold Coast to North Stradbroke Island. more

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SATELLITE DREAMING [from the CAAMA Collection]

SATELLITE DREAMING [from the CAAMA Collection]

1991 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 52 min

Now a film of considerable historic importance, this documentary narrates the emergence of Indigenous media in Australia, and discusses its role in preserving Indigenous languages and culture. more

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SAVE OUR SONS (S.O.S.)

SAVE OUR SONS (S.O.S.)

1996 (PG) 54 min

A film about the Save Our Sons Movement of Victoria - a group of women formed in the sixties to protest against the Vietnam War. Energetic and informative, an extraordinary episode in the anti-conscription and anti-Vietnam War struggles of the 1960s. more

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SCHOOLSCAPES

SCHOOLSCAPES

2007 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 77 min

In this film David MacDougall explores a famous progressive school in South India, the Rishi Valley School. Inspired by the cinema of Lumière and the ideas of the 20th century Indian thinker Krishnamurti, this film is dedicated to the simple act of looking, in which each scene is a single shot. more

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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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SELLING SICKNESS

SELLING SICKNESS

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

SELLING SICKNESS explores the unhealthy relationships between society, medical science and the pharmaceutical industry as they promote their new miracle cures - selling not just drugs but also the latest diseases that go with them. more

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SHADOW OF MARY POPPINS, THE

SHADOW OF MARY POPPINS, THE

2003 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 52 min

This documentary explores the complex and troubled life of the creator of Mary Poppins, Pamela Travers. The audience will be taken on a journey tracing the parallel lives of Travers and Mary Poppins from their origins through to their transformation from servant to seer. The enigma of Travers is finally revealed in this... more

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SHOCK ROOM

SHOCK ROOM

2016 (M) 72 min

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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SHORT STORIES

SHORT STORIES

2006 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 104 min

Filmed over two years, SHORT STORIES is a 4x26 minute documentary series [on 1 DVD] about a group of short statured people who are part of a small community in Sydney's working class western suburbs. 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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SKIN OF OTHERS, THE

SKIN OF OTHERS, THE

2020 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 91 min

A story of modern Australia told through the extraordinary life of Aboriginal WW1 soldier Douglas Grant (c.1885-1951), an intellectual, a journalist, a soldier and a bagpipe player with a fine Scottish accent. Featuring the acclaimed Indigenous actor Balang Tom E. Lewis in his final performance (as Douglas Grant) and guest... more

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SOMETHING OF THE TIMES [from the AIATSIS Collection]

SOMETHING OF THE TIMES [from the AIATSIS Collection]

1985 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 41 min

The story of Aboriginal and white buffalo hunters in the remote wetlands of the Northern Territory in the 1930s. more

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SONGS FOR KATE

SONGS FOR KATE

2013 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 50 min

Imagining a life for Kate Kelly - a woman overshadowed in her own time and in history by her bushranging brother. At the core of the film is the story of writer Merrill Findlay's efforts to prepare a chamber opera about Kate's last days. 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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SPECIAL TREATMENT- Locking Up Aboriginal Children

SPECIAL TREATMENT- Locking Up Aboriginal Children

1991 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 56 min

Australia imprisons almost as many black children as are imprisoned in South Africa. Today 45% of all juveniles in NSW jails are Aboriginal, though they form less than 2% of the population. Made by a crew of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians, this documentary asks why police are under-using alternative procedures... more

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STILL BREATHING

STILL BREATHING

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

Rob Fraser was born with cystic fibrosis. He can see the end of his life clearly and he's considering a lung transplant. With Rob's intimate narration, he contemplates what he is prepared to risk. more

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