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Indigenous Australia (7/13)

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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LITTLE TOWNS, BIG VOICES

LITTLE TOWNS, BIG VOICES

2016 (M) 28 min

Taking a stand on domestic violence in regional, rural and remote communities: in this powerful short film by Fran Dobbie, this often hidden subject is brought to light by people willing to speak out about abuse to help create social change. more

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LIVING COUNTRY [from the CAAMA Collection]

LIVING COUNTRY [from the CAAMA Collection]

2005 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 22 min

Traditional owners of proposed nuclear waste dump sites in central Australia show us what's at stake if the unthinkable happens. A film by David Tranter. more

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LOCKHART FESTIVAL [from the AIATSIS Collection]

LOCKHART FESTIVAL [from the AIATSIS Collection]

1974 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 33 min

A classic documentary about an Aboriginal dance festival organised by the Lockhart River community in far north Queensland. more

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LORE OF LOVE, THE  [from the CAAMA Collection]

LORE OF LOVE, THE [from the CAAMA Collection]

2005 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 25 min

An 18 year old Aboriginal girl learns the lore of love from her outgoing and mischievous grandmothers. more

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LOUSY LITTLE SIXPENCE

LOUSY LITTLE SIXPENCE

1983 (G) 54 min

DIGITALLY RESTORED! In NSW, in 1909, the Aborigines Protection Board planned to break up Aboriginal communities by forcibly removing their children and hiring them out as servants to white employers. The title of this powerful documentary comes from the wages that were to be paid to the children. Many never saw that lousy... more

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LURUGU [from the AIATSIS Collection]

LURUGU [from the AIATSIS Collection]

1973 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 56 min

The revival of an initiation ceremony for young men on Mornington Island in north Queensland. more

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LURUJARRI DREAMING

LURUJARRI DREAMING

2013 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 28 min

An animated exploration of Goolarabooloo history and culture, focusing on a nine-day Lurujarri Heritage Trail walk led by Elders from the community, north from Broome along the Dampier Peninsula in north-western Australia. more

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MACDOUGALL TAPES, THE

MACDOUGALL TAPES, THE

2017 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 261 min

Extended conversations with David and Judith MacDougall about their years with the Film Unit of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies, Canberra, 1975-1987. During this time, the MacDougalls made a series of eleven documentary films that were acknowledged world-wide as landmark achievements in ethnographic cinema. more

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MAD MORRO

MAD MORRO

2008 (MA) 49 min

Debbie Morris has waited 13 years for her family to be reunited. Her son James has been behind bars for his entire adult life. In prison he has become a hardened survivor of the system - earning himself the nickname Mad Morro. Now he is only weeks away from release. more

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MAKE IT RIGHT! [from the AIATSIS Collection]

MAKE IT RIGHT! [from the AIATSIS Collection]

1988 (G) 21 min

The landmark 1988 Barunga Festival of Aboriginal Sport and Culture at which Prime Minister Bob Hawke made commitments (unfulfilled) to negotiate a treaty with Aboriginal people. more

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MAKING A BARK CANOE [from the AIATSIS Collection]

MAKING A BARK CANOE [from the AIATSIS Collection]

1969 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 16 min

Two men make a bark canoe in the swamps of coastal Arnhem Land – a process simply observed by filmmaker Roger Sandall. more

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MAKING A MARK

MAKING A MARK

2018 (PG) 56 min

A chronicle of creative trailblazing - exploring one of the most personally challenging and financially tenuous of vocations, to live and work in the competitive world of the visual arts in Australia. A superb film about inspiration, aspiration and the hard facts of life. more

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MALBANGKA COUNTRY [from the AIATSIS Collection]

MALBANGKA COUNTRY [from the AIATSIS Collection]

1975 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 29 min

The Malbangka family leaves the social problems of Hermannsburg in central Australia to return to their own traditional land and set up their own independent settlement. more

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MAN ON THE RIM - DVD 1

MAN ON THE RIM - DVD 1

1989 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 224 min

An 11 part film series which was first released in 1989 and represents one of the major achievements in the field of pre-history, archeology and anthropology. DVD 1 consists of 4 episodes: First Footsteps | Hunters & Gatherers | Into the Deep Freeze | Flaming Arrows. more

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MARN GROOK [from the CAAMA Collection]

MARN GROOK [from the CAAMA Collection]

1996 (G) 45 min

Marn Grook is a celebration of Australian Rules and the great contribution Aboriginal players have made to the game. more

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MEMORIES OF IWANY [from the CAAMA Collection]

MEMORIES OF IWANY [from the CAAMA Collection]

2004 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 28 min

Bardi Elder, Patsy Achoo, returns to her birthplace on Sunday Island (Iwany), north of Broome, WA, to find it deserted and the old mission settlement in ruins. WARNING: This film contains graphic scenes of killing and preparing turtles for cooking that may distress some viewers. more

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MEN DON'T CRY

MEN DON'T CRY

2015 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 26 min

A mother's concern for her son and his abuse of alcohol takes her on a journey of her own self-discovery. The film observes the pain and hardship of alcohol abuse on families, and the internal pain of a mother feeling 'useless' as she observes the self-destruction of her child as he tries to become 'a man'. more

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MERREPEN [from the CAAMA Collection]

MERREPEN [from the CAAMA Collection]

2005 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 23 min

The Merrepen palm tree is one of many plants that provide a life source for the people of the Daly River region in the top end of the Northern Territory. In this landscape lavished with natural beauty, we discover the many uses of the Merrepen Palm as well as some unforgettable characters. more

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MESSAGE FROM MUNGO

MESSAGE FROM MUNGO

2014 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 70 min

WINNER! UNITED NATIONS ASSOCIATION OF VICTORIA MEDIA AWARDS in the Category of "Promotion of Indigenous Recognition". The story of the interaction between Scientists and the Custodians of Indigenous Heritage at Lake Mungo, one of the world's richest archaeological sites. more

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ME & YOU (NIDF series 5)

ME & YOU (NIDF series 5)

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

ME AND YOU follows Frank and Leanna Shoveller, a father and daughter, who reveal their music recording and family bonds. They travel from Halls Creek through Broome to Mijil Mil Mia on a visit to their family's traditional country. more

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