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STRING PROJECT, THE

STRING PROJECT, THE

2014 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 17 min

Late in 2013 the Music Engagement Program (MEP), of the School of Music at the Australian National University, initiated a practical instrumental project in music and skill-sharing called the MEP String Project. The Project was part of the MEP's work in exploring with the new, innovative ACT Government Arts Policy, which... 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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TAKING PICTURES

TAKING PICTURES

1996 (G) 56 min

Taking Pictures focuses on several Australian film makers and the internationally renowned documentaries they made in Papua New Guinea in the 1970s-90s. Juxtaposing clips of the films with interviews of the filmmakers, it reflects upon the Western tradition of inquiring into and recording other people's lives, raising questions... more

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TALKING BROKEN

TALKING BROKEN

1991 (G) 76 min

'Broken' is the creole spoken by the Torres Strait Islanders in far north Australia. Although they appear to keep up with 'the system', the hidden language of the authorities will always remain a mystery. With humour and intelligence, various Islanders talk openly about subjects as wide-ranging as independence, culture,... more

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TALKING LANGUAGE with Ernie Dingo [from the CAAMA Collection]

TALKING LANGUAGE with Ernie Dingo [from the CAAMA Collection]

2014 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 132 min

There are around 250 languages with 600 dialects spoken on this land. Today it is estimated around 30 of those languages are still strong and spoken daily, while over a hundred are critically endangered. 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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TEMPLE OF DREAMS

TEMPLE OF DREAMS

2007 (G) 90 min

Fadi Rahman runs the self-funded ICRA Youth Centre, operating out of a converted Masonic Temple in the heart of Sydney's Muslim community. When the Cronulla riots take place in December 2005, Fadi realises the need to accelerate and increase the programmes for Muslim youth. In the meantime, the local council has ruled... more

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TENDER HOOKS

TENDER HOOKS

1988 (M) 95 min

A bold debut feature by Wollongong filmmaker, Mary Callaghan: a new wave, pop cult, love story set in Sydney, starring Jo Kennedy and Nique Needles. When two young lovers discover their love has become an obsession, contact becomes a matter of survival. more

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TERRA NULLIUS

TERRA NULLIUS

1992/2021 (G) 21 min

RE-RELEASE OF AN ACCLAIMED FILM FROM 1992, RE-MASTERED FROM THE ORIGINAL FILM NEGATIVES. "In evoking what an Aboriginal child goes through when disconnected from family and taken into foster-care, this film is ahead of its time in its treatment." - Margo Neale, Senior Indigenous Curator and historian. more

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THANKS FOR ALL THE FISH

THANKS FOR ALL THE FISH

2003 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 26 min

A film about the remarkable relationship between Indigenous cultures, the dolphin and the marine environment. We learn of remarkable signs observed between land and ocean to indicate when fish are travelling and in what numbers, and gain a clear insight into the 'yuri' or totem system and its place in contemporary culture. more

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THAT'S A FAMILY

THAT'S A FAMILY

2000 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 35 min

With revealing honesty and a touch of humor, children from over 50 diverse families open the door to their homes and explain things like divorce, mixed race, gay and lesbian parents, birth mom, single parent, guardian and stepdad — and get right to the point of what they wish other people would understand about their... more

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THESE HEATHEN DREAMS: Journey of a Cultural Bolshevik - Christopher Barnett

THESE HEATHEN DREAMS: Journey of a Cultural Bolshevik - Christopher Barnett

2014 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 53 min

Once described by the press as "one of the most controversial figures on the Australian art scene", avant-garde poet and playwright Christopher Barnett achieved a level of notoriety in the Melbourne underground theatre scene during the 70s and 80s, before self-exiling to France. more

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THINK ABOUT IT!

THINK ABOUT IT!

2008 (PG) 53 min

A film by two self-confessed 'ordinary Australians' and novice filmmakers. Richard and Wendy Friar are committed to bringing people together for the future of world peace, democracy and the planet. 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 BOYS DREAMING

THREE BOYS DREAMING

2011 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 85 min

A universal story about young dreams and ambitions as three Indigenous boys chase the dream of becoming football stars. 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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TRANSFER OF POWER, A [from the AIATSIS Collection]

TRANSFER OF POWER, A [from the AIATSIS Collection]

1986 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 21 min

Replacing the engine in an old car: the work of "bush mechanics" on a cattle station in northern New South Wales. 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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UNDER THE PALACE WALL

UNDER THE PALACE WALL

2014 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 53 min

An observational film by David MacDougall. A 16th century palace overlooks the Indian village of Delwara. It is now a luxury hotel, remote from the world of the villagers. more

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