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Indigenous Australia (8/13)

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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MILLI MILLI

MILLI MILLI

1994 (G) 53 min

MILLI MILLI tells the story of the Kimberley people from their point of view. Using the Kimberley people's traditions of storytelling, painting, dancing and taking into account Aboriginal law and culture, the film records a cultural revival from within. more

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MOURNING FOR MANGATOPI [from the AIATSIS Collection]

MOURNING FOR MANGATOPI [from the AIATSIS Collection]

1974 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 53 min

An elaborate Tiwi mourning ceremony, performed as an affirmation of traditional culture. more

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MPARNTWE - Sacred Sites [from the CAAMA Collection]

MPARNTWE - Sacred Sites [from the CAAMA Collection]

2004 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 24 min

The continuous struggle by Central Australia's Arrernte people to maintain their sacred sites in the face of property development in the Mparntwe (Alice Springs) area. more

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MR STREHLOW'S FILMS

MR STREHLOW'S FILMS

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

The life and work of one of Australia's most eminent and controversial anthropologists, T.G.H. (Ted) Strehlow. more

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MURAL, THE

MURAL, THE

2005 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 9 min

Footage for THE MURAL was shot by Indigenous students as part of a filmmaking course at Rooty Hill High School, Sydney. Working under the guidance of writer/director Ruth Hessey, they had the privilege of visits from Indigenous filmmakers, including director, Darlene Johnson, and cinematographer, Murray Lui. more

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MY COLOUR, YOUR KIND  [from the CAAMA Collection]

MY COLOUR, YOUR KIND [from the CAAMA Collection]

1998 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 11 min

An atmospheric short drama about Aboriginal identity. more

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MY HOME THE BLOCK

MY HOME THE BLOCK

2007 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 52 min

An intimate view of "The Block", situated in Sydney's Redfern district as seen through the eyes of Aboriginal Elder Joyce Ingram. more

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MY MOTHER MY SON

MY MOTHER MY SON

2000 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 26 min

The story of an Aboriginal mother and daughter [Mona & Kymmy], both victims of the stolen generation, who embark on a journey to regain custody of Kymmy's young son Rowland. They are determined to shed the baggage from their past and take control of their own lives and by so doing break the cycle of dispossession, broken... more

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MY NAME IS GULPILIL

MY NAME IS GULPILIL

2021 (M) 101 min

"I'm an actor, I'm a dancer, I'm a singer and also, a painter. This film is about me. This is my story of my story." - David Gulpilil Ridjimiraril Dalaithngu more

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MY UNCLE BLUEY

MY UNCLE BLUEY

2009 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 16 min

A filmmaker's personal story about her estranged Uncle Bluey - a white man who found his home in a remote Aboriginal community. 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 Anangu 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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NIGHT CRIES

NIGHT CRIES

1990 (G) 17 min

DIGITALLY REMASTERED! NIGHT CRIES – a story of a white woman and her adopted Aboriginal daughter, told with vibrantly coloured landscapes and a richly constructed soundscape. The film is in part a response by visual artist Tracey Moffatt to Charles Chauvel's celebrated feature film, JEDDA (1955). more

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NIGHT PARROT STORIES

NIGHT PARROT STORIES

2016 (G) 89 min

An ode to a bird lost in the darkness: a wonderfully inventive and engaging exploration by filmmaker Rob Nugent of the science, mythology and rumours surrounding the elusive nocturnal bird, the Night Parrot, that supposedly disappeared In Australia at the end of the 19th Century. more

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NORTHERN LIGHTS

NORTHERN LIGHTS

2013 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 52 min

Behind the scenes of a successful programme to promote Indigenous participation in AFL, led by Indigenous football legends, Andrew McLeod and Michael Long. It's the story of NT Thunder, a new team with 60% Indigenous players, and a new philosophy of community engagement. more

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NORTH OF CAPRICORN

NORTH OF CAPRICORN

2014 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 54 min

"Northern Australia is a profoundly important part of Australia. It's a third of Australia that's in the tropics. It the part of Australia least developed, it's very rich in resources, and its the part of Australia closest to our neighbours," Professor Henry Reynolds. more

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NOTHING RHYMES WITH NGAPARTJI

NOTHING RHYMES WITH NGAPARTJI

2010 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 56 min

Acclaimed Pitjantjatjara actor, Trevor Jamieson, sets out on a daunting personal journey to bring his hit show home to country ... but can he bridge these two worlds, two languages and two cultures? 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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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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