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Indigenous Australia (2/13)

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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BIG GIRLS DON'T CRY (NIDF series 5)

BIG GIRLS DON'T CRY (NIDF series 5)

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

A heart-rending insight into the disease of end-stage renal failure in remote and rural communities. more

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BLACK AND DUSTY [from the CAAMA Collection]

BLACK AND DUSTY [from the CAAMA Collection]

2005 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 43 min

Follows a group of Indigenous competitors as they compete in the Finke Desert Race. more

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BLACK ANGELS: A Widening Vision

BLACK ANGELS: A Widening Vision

1994 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 60 min

BLACK ANGELS centres on the life and work of young Brisbane artist, Gordon Bennett, who is one of this country's leading Indigenous artists. more

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BLACKBIRD

BLACKBIRD

2016 (PG) 13 min

Blackbird is a short narrative drama which sheds light on a little known part of history - Australia's notorious "blackbirding" era when some 60,000 Pacific Islanders were brought to Australia, often by force and kidnapping, between 1863 and 1904 to work on sugar cane farms of Queensland. more

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BLACK MAGIC

BLACK MAGIC

1988 (G) 55 min

It is through the medium of sport that Aboriginal people have best been able to express themselves to white Australia. Australia's greatest Aboriginal footballers talk about the sources of their motivation, about their family experiences and their roots. more

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BLACK MAN'S HOUSES

BLACK MAN'S HOUSES

1992 (G) 58 min

This documentary tells the story of black survival in Tasmania amidst the continuing suppression of history and culture. In doing so, it challenges skin-deep assumptions about Aboriginality today. more

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BLOWN AWAY

BLOWN AWAY

2014 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 61 min

A powerful examination of the myths and facts of Cyclone Tracy, one of Australia's worst natural disasters which devastated the city of Darwin on Christmas Eve, 1974. The film especially explores previously unrecorded Indigenous responses to the crisis. more

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BLUEY

BLUEY

2016 (M) 14 min

A moving and powerful portrait of a young woman trapped in a cycle of violence, hopelessness and despair. She meets a mystery mentor who could change everything. more

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BOOMERANG TODAY [from the CAAMA Collection]

BOOMERANG TODAY [from the CAAMA Collection]

2004 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 22 min

Re-living ancient traditions in the modern world. more

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BRAN NUE DAE

BRAN NUE DAE

1991 (PG) 55 min

This documentary traces the development and production of the successful stage musical, Bran Nue Dae. The writer of the play, Jimmy Chi, talks about how his experiences and education led to his writing of the semi-autobiographical musical. Selections from the musical are intercut with interviews and historical footage. more

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BREAD AND DRIPPING

BREAD AND DRIPPING

1981 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 17 min

Restored from original film materials: a classic documentary from 1981, telling women's stories of the Great Depression in the 1930s in Australia. more

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BREATHING LIFE INTO BOODJA

BREATHING LIFE INTO BOODJA

2021 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 48 min

A galvanising portrayal of large-scale environmental achievements being made by community groups, Aboriginal communities and rangers, conservation landholders, farmers and scientists, as they work together to restore and heal land around the Porongurup and Stirling Ranges in south-western Australia. more

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BREWARRINA'S ABORIGINAL LANGUAGE PROGRAM

BREWARRINA'S ABORIGINAL LANGUAGE PROGRAM

1998 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 20 min

Made by students and staff at Brewarrina Central School in the north-west of New South Wales, this video documents an innovative Aboriginal language program for students in the first two years of high school (Years 7 and 8). more

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BUCKSKIN

BUCKSKIN

2013 (PG) 57 min

Jack Buckskin is a man whose mission is to sculpt a new urban Aboriginal language and culture, and through that bring hope back to his people. more

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BUFFALO LEGENDS

BUFFALO LEGENDS

1997 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 52 min

Bill Dempsey MBE, himself a football legend, narrates this story of a group of men who knocked down the barriers of racism on the sporting field. On the way they established a way of life based on tolerance, respect and an ethic of making your own fun whatever obstacles are placed along the path. more

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BUNGALUNG [from the CAAMA Collection]

BUNGALUNG [from the CAAMA Collection]

2007 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 22 min

An epic Dreaming story re-told by Anmatjere Elders, in which two young men challenge a clan of Demons. more

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BUSH TOYS [from the CAAMA Collection]

BUSH TOYS [from the CAAMA Collection]

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

Bush Toys is a whimsical and historical journey into the art of Bush Toy making in the Central Desert of Australia. more

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CALL ME MUM

CALL ME MUM

2008 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 76 min

Set in the recent past, the AFI award-winning Call Me Mum is a series of interlinked monologues where five characters unravel a complex tale of mothering, race relations and family in Australia. more

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CAMELS & THE PITJANTJARA [from the AIATSIS Collection]

CAMELS & THE PITJANTJARA [from the AIATSIS Collection]

1969 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 45 min

A classic documentary from 1969 which records the Pitjantjara people's use of feral camels in central Australia, capturing and taming them, and using them as pack animals. more

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CASE 442 [from the CAAMA Collection]

CASE 442 [from the CAAMA Collection]

2005 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 49 min

Frank Byrne spent most of his adult life on a personal crusade to find his mother, after being taken away from her at the age of 5. more

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