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MURIEL MATTERS

MURIEL MATTERS

2013 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 27 min

Adelaide-born actress and elocutionist Muriel Matters has been neglected by mainstream history, but in the early 1900s was a pivotal figure in the fight for women's rights in Britain and was renowned for her daring escapades to draw attention to the cause. more

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MY MOTHER'S VILLAGE and the Sri Lanka series

MY MOTHER'S VILLAGE and the Sri Lanka series

2014 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 256 min

In the late 1970s, anthropologist Sharon Bell and cinematographer Geoff Burton made three landmark documentaries about village life in Sri Lanka, observed over a two-year period, released in 1980. Decades later their son, Aaron Burton, reconnects with the communities to share experiences and aspirations with the next generation. more

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NGANGKARI (NIDF series 5)

NGANGKARI (NIDF series 5)

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

The role of Ngangkari, Traditional Healer, still plays a vital role in the health and well-being of the Anungu people of Central Australia. Yet only two Ngangkari are employed in full-time positions. This film introduces these two renowned Ngangkari specialists. more

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NICE COLOURED GIRLS

NICE COLOURED GIRLS

1987 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: M) 17 min

NOW DIGITALLY RE-MASTERED! This stylistically daring film audaciously explores the history of exploitation between white men and Aboriginal women, juxtaposing the 'first encounter' between colonisers and native women with the attempts of modern urban Aboriginal women to reverse their fortunes. more

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NO BURQAS BEHIND BARS

NO BURQAS BEHIND BARS

2012 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 77 min

Inside an Afghan women's prison. Women are normally faceless in Afghanistan: outside the home, burqas cover them from head to toe. But in prison, they sometimes have more freedom and safety than outside. more

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NOT A BEDROOM WAR

NOT A BEDROOM WAR

1992 (G) 52 min

In 1992, four hundred of the world's most prominent women met in Dublin to discuss new visions of leadership. Hosted by Mary Robinson, Ireland's first woman president, NOT A BEDROOM WAR is the behind-the-scenes story of this historic and extraordinary gathering. more

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NOT JUST NUMBERS

NOT JUST NUMBERS

2019 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 53 min

Not Just Numbers is an inspiring documentary about the Tangentyere Women's Family Safety Group in Alice Springs. They believe in talking straight about the violence in their communities and are working on the front line in prevention. So often reduced to statistics, these heroes have banded together to fight for their... more

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NUN'S NEW HABIT, A

NUN'S NEW HABIT, A

2008 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 56 min

This documentary follows Sister Carmel, a sister of the Good Samaritans, in her fight for social justice. Along with many of her contemporaries, she is passionately involved with the plight of refugees who were incarcerated in detention for many years and the ongoing psychological trauma suffered after their release. more

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NYIRR-MARIE [from the CAAMA Collection]

NYIRR-MARIE [from the CAAMA Collection]

2010 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 24 min

Evelyn Hall (Nyirr-Marie), a leader of her community in the campaign for land rights, returns to her country to say goodbye for the last time. more

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OCCUPATION:  NATIVE

OCCUPATION: NATIVE

2017 (PG) 52 min

The Aboriginal story is often buried deep beneath the accepted 247-year Australian historical narrative. It's not that the Australian story is wrong, it's just that it's a wee bit one-sided. Aboriginal filmmaker Trisha Morton-Thomas, bites back at Australian history in this inspired satire. more

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ONCE A QUEEN

ONCE A QUEEN

2005 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 50 min

A universal story of a rural community with big aspirations ... Grafton in the Northern Rivers area of New South Wales, and its inspired annual celebration of its rich history. more

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ORIGINAL MERMAID, THE

ORIGINAL MERMAID, THE

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

From crippled child to the star of the biggest theatres in the world, the story of Annette Kellerman is truly without peer. Along the way she changed the face of swimming, fashion and dance and helped forge a new identity for women. more

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OTHER ZIONISTS, THE

OTHER ZIONISTS, THE

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

An award-winning documentary by Canadian filmmaker, Eric Scott, focusing on an issue which he sees as emblematic of the whole Israeli-Palestinian conflict - the Israeli military checkpoints that line Israel's border and are scattered throughout the Occupied Territories. more

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OUR BOTANICAL BIOSPHERE

OUR BOTANICAL BIOSPHERE

1990 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 240 min

This pioneering series of short documentaries, first released as UNDER SOUTHERN SKIES in 1990, is even more relevant today: there is now an ever-increasing urgency for us all to be informed about science, to liberate us from a dependence on politicians and corporations. more

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PASSIONATE APPRENTICES, THE

PASSIONATE APPRENTICES, THE

2008 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 75 min

Three intimate portraits of a close-knit group of inspiring people who share a passion for perfection. These three artisans and their apprentices live and work in a quiet valley in Tasmania, in the shadow of Sleeping Beauty Mountain. more

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PETYARRE and ATNANGKERE (Our Cave)  (From the CAAMA Collection)

PETYARRE and ATNANGKERE (Our Cave) (From the CAAMA Collection)

2016-7 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 40 min

Two related short documentaries by Viviana Petyarre, featuring artist Gloria Petyarre and her family's search for a cave to which they are culturally connected. For millennia, the Atnangkere Cave has been a Dreaming centrepiece for the Alyawarre people of Atneltye (Boundary Bore), Utopia, north of Alice Springs in central... more

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POLES APART: The Blue Poles Controversy

POLES APART: The Blue Poles Controversy

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

POLES APART places the acquisition by the Whitlam government of Jackson Pollock's 'Blue Poles' in all the turbulence of its social and political context. more

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PRISON SONGS

PRISON SONGS

2015 (M) 56 min

The inmates of a Darwin prison are shown in a new light in Australia's first documentary musical. Incarcerated in tropical Northern Territory, over 800 inmates squeeze into the overcrowded spaces of Berrimah Prison, and share their experiences in the most extraordinary way – through song. more

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PUNJABI LOVE STORY

PUNJABI LOVE STORY

2005 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 76 min

An Australian woman, Jocelyn Ortt-Saeed, lives with her husband Saeed in their home of many years in the Husain Sugar Mill, in the Punjab region of Pakistan. Two young people, Nawaz the cook and Mehnaz the maid, look after the house, and live nearby. Filmed over 18 months, this observational documentary captures the lives... more

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RED MATILDAS

RED MATILDAS

1984 (G) 50 min

Through the lives of three women, RED MATILDAS explores the social and political conditions in Australia during the Great Depression - conditions of massive unemployment, widespread malnutrition and growing militarism at home and abroad - that provoked many people to political activity. more

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