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Indigenous Australia (6/13)

Australian and Torres Strait Island societies, history, politics and cultures, including many films by Indigenous filmmakers. Stories range across issues relating to health, identity, the "Stolen Generation", art, anthropology, traditional life and culture, and history and archaeology both before and after the arrival of Captain Cook.

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JABIRU 0886: TRESPASS [from the CAAMA Collection]

JABIRU 0886: TRESPASS [from the CAAMA Collection]

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

The story of Yvonne Margarula and the resistance of the Mirrar people to the loss of their land and their heritage because of mining operations in the Kakadu area. more

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JAPARTA

JAPARTA

2022 (G) 55 min

The story of a Japanese scholar, Minoru Hokari, who, before his death in 2004 at the age of 33, achieved work which today commands an ever-widening audience. It is a story of cross-cultural understanding, how Gurindji Elders in the Northern Territory tasked Minoru to relay stories from their culture to a wider world. A... more

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JARLMADANGAH: Our Dream Our Reality [from the CAAMA Collection]

JARLMADANGAH: Our Dream Our Reality [from the CAAMA Collection]

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

Welcome to Jarlmadangah – where we go well off the beaten track! Situated in the West Kimberleys, Jarlmadangah is a remote community often hailed as 'a model' for its many social and cultural achievements. more

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JOURNEY WEST (BUWARRALA ARYAH)

JOURNEY WEST (BUWARRALA ARYAH)

2019 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 52 min

In the Gulf of Carpentaria in northern Australia, Aboriginal Elders lead their community on a traditional walk across Country to re-connect children and youth to their culture. more

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JUPURRURLA - MAN OF MEDIA (from the CAAMA Collection)

JUPURRURLA - MAN OF MEDIA (from the CAAMA Collection)

2019 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 28 min

A portrait of Warlpiri Elder and Lawman, Francis Jupurrurla Kelly – a pioneer of Indigenous filmmaking in central Australia. more

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KABBARLI

KABBARLI

2003 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 50 min

KABBARLI explores the extraordinary life of Daisy Bates and her passionate involvement with Australian Aborigines. The film interweaves fiction and biography, history and memory to explore Daisy Bates' life - a dramatic map of the colonial imagination, and a portrait of a remarkable and wily old woman. more

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KARLU KARLU: Devil's Marbles [from the CAAMA Collection]

KARLU KARLU: Devil's Marbles [from the CAAMA Collection]

2009 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 21 min

Stories of Karlu Karlu and its handback by the government to the traditional owners. more

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KEEPER

KEEPER

2010 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 26 min

Growing up in a small town divided by mining disputes isn't easy, but for Aboriginal teenager Jacinta Haseldine it's a stark contrast to her grandmother's life at the same age growing up on a mission. more

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KEEPERS OF THE STORY - Jandamarra [from the CAAMA Collection]

KEEPERS OF THE STORY - Jandamarra [from the CAAMA Collection]

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

The story of the Bunuba people's efforts to keep alive the story of Jandamarra and his war against white settlers in the 1880s in the Kimberleys, as a source of inspiration for Aboriginal people and all Australians. more

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KIMBERLEY MOB, THE

KIMBERLEY MOB, THE

1991 (PG) 54 min

Three Aboriginal brothers run a cattle station in the Kimberley. They face drought, divided tribal loyalties, government bureaucracy, diamond-mining companies and fundamentalist Christianity while trying to keep traditional Aboriginal beliefs and customs alive for their children and future generations. more

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KINGS OF BAXTER

KINGS OF BAXTER

2017 (M) 66 min

A rare insight into life behind bars for juvenile inmates in one of the country's largest juvenile justice centres: two actors from the Bell Shakespeare company engage with young offenders in an attempt to stage a performance of Shakespeare's Macbeth for their families and fellow inmates. more

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KULKA: The Life and Times of Gordon Briscoe

KULKA: The Life and Times of Gordon Briscoe

2010 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 52 min

The inspirational story of Dr. Gordon Briscoe's life - from his work with legendary eye doctor Fred Hollows, to his days as an activist travelling Australia and telling traditional land owners about their land rights, and everything in between. more

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LALAI DREAMTIME

LALAI DREAMTIME

1972 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 60 min

Only available in the ASPECTS OF A LIFE collection. more

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LAND BILONG ISLANDERS

LAND BILONG ISLANDERS

1990 (G) 52 min

LAND BILONG ISLANDERS tells the story of what has become known as the 'Mabo Case'. It contains rare interviews with the late Eddie Mabo, James Rice, Father Dave Passi and others involved in this historic legal drama. Together they challenged the idea that prior to European settlement, Australia was a land belonging to no-one,... more

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LAND OF THE LITTLE KINGS

LAND OF THE LITTLE KINGS

2000 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 78 min

LAND OF THE LITTLE KINGS is a feature-length documentary which provides personal accounts of the forcible removal of Indigenous children from their families. Through these stories of survivors of the stolen generations, musician and performer Archie Roach reconstructs his own story. more

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LAST TASMANIAN, THE

LAST TASMANIAN, THE

1978 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 105 min

The controversial 1978 documentary by Tom Haydon and archaeologist Rhys Jones. The story of the swiftest and most destructive genocide on record. more

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LIFE OF THE TOWN

LIFE OF THE TOWN

2009 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 390 min

13 half hour episodes detailing the happy, sad, funny and dramatic endeavours of a community of battlers united through footy. Narrated by Dale Kickett, LIFE OF THE TOWN is a homage to grass roots football and is a window into the lives of the men, women and children who are passionate about their community. more

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LIGHT FROM THE SHADOWS

LIGHT FROM THE SHADOWS

2012 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 29 min

The remarkable life and work of Aboriginal artist Danny Eastwood and his contribution to the well-being of his community in western Sydney, and to Reconciliation and Australian culture at large. more

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LINK-UP DIARY [from the AIATSIS Collection]

LINK-UP DIARY [from the AIATSIS Collection]

1987 (G) 87 min

On the road with Link-up, an organisation that re-unites Aboriginal families more

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LIONEL

LIONEL

2008 (M) 83 min

In 1968, a young Aboriginal boxer named Lionel Rose punched his way to history in Japan when he became the undisputed bantamweight champion of the world. This is his story, before and after he became a legend. more

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