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Indigenous Australia (4/13)

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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DREAM OF LOVE, THE

DREAM OF LOVE, THE

2005 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 26 min

An intensely personal story by filmmaker Lawrence Johnston about his parents' troubled 59-year mixed-race marriage and the effect of the relationship and domestic violence on the sons and daughters of the family. more

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DROVER'S BOY, THE

DROVER'S BOY, THE

2015 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 11 min

This 'hybrid' blend of music, documentary and drama is set in the 1920s in outback Australia, and evokes a time when it was illegal for white Australians and Aboriginal people to marry. Based on a ballad by Ted Egan, the film pays tribute to the role of Aboriginal women in the pastoral history of frontier Australia. more

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DYING SHAME, A

DYING SHAME, A

1997 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 53 min

A Dying Shame tells personal stories of families and individuals within the remote Aboriginal community in Borroloola and the struggles of these people and their families who have to cope with poor health and an ineffectual health system. more

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EIGHT LADIES [from the CAAMA Collection]

EIGHT LADIES [from the CAAMA Collection]

2010 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 22 min

A journey through Alyawarr Country with eight ladies as they hunt echidna and gather bush tucker. more

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ELLA

ELLA

2016 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 86 min

An intimate portrait of the first Indigenous dancer to be invited into The Australian Ballet in its 50 year history - Ella Havelka. more

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EMILY IN JAPAN - The Making of An Exhibition

EMILY IN JAPAN - The Making of An Exhibition

2009 (PG) 82 min

Behind the scenes of the blockbuster exhibition of paintings by the Indigenous artist Emily Kame Kngwarreye which toured Japan attracting record crowds. more

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ETCHED IN BONE

ETCHED IN BONE

2018 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 73 min

When the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC agrees to repatriate stolen human bones from northern Australia, an Aboriginal elder creates a ceremony that restores his ancestors' spirits to their homeland. more

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EXILE AND THE KINGDOM

EXILE AND THE KINGDOM

1993 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 110 min

The experiences of a community of Aboriginal people from pre-colonial times to the 1990s. The re-release of the award-winning feature documentary from 1993, made with the YINDJIBARNDI, NGARLUMA, BANYJIMA and GURRAMA people of Roebourne, Western Australia. more

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FAMILIAR PLACES [from the AIATSIS Collection]

FAMILIAR PLACES [from the AIATSIS Collection]

1980 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 50 min

Mapping traditional clan country in north Queensland more

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FANTOME ISLAND

FANTOME ISLAND

2011 (PG) 82 min

The fascinating and moving tale of Joe Eggmolesse, who in 1945 was removed from his family and confined to an Indigenous leper colony on an island off the North Queensland coast. He was seven years old. more

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FINDING PLACE [from the CAAMA Collection]

FINDING PLACE [from the CAAMA Collection]

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

A film about manhood and the problems of living in two cultures. more

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FIRST CITIZEN: ALBERT NAMATJIRA

FIRST CITIZEN: ALBERT NAMATJIRA

1989 (G) 54 min

Albert Namatjira was the first Aboriginal artist to be recognised by white Australians. He was torn between two worlds simply because he had the wisdom to recognise both. Two cultures, two laws. The feting and fawning of the city glitterati, ultimately led to his tragic decline and death. more

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FIVE SEASONS [from the CAAMA Collection]

FIVE SEASONS [from the CAAMA Collection]

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

In these fast and modern times, the Numurindi people are still guided by the seasons and stories of the Dreamtime. This observational documentary focuses on Moses Numamurdirdi and his families fight to hold onto their culture and ways in an ever-changing world. more

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FIVE SHORT FILMS  FROM THE NATIONAL INDIGENOUS DOCUMENTARY FUND

FIVE SHORT FILMS FROM THE NATIONAL INDIGENOUS DOCUMENTARY FUND

1997 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 130 min

Five short films from the National Indigenous Documentary Fund - all films are touched by the past but deliver a unique contemporary Indigenous perspective. more

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FLOATING ... LIKE WIND BLOW 'EM ABOUT

FLOATING ... LIKE WIND BLOW 'EM ABOUT

1975 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 58 min

Only available in the ASPECTS OF A LIFE collection. more

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FLYING BOOMERANGS, THE

FLYING BOOMERANGS, THE

2006 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 26 min

24 Indigenous teenagers embark on the first Aussie Rules tour of South Africa. more

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FOUNDATION, The (NIDF series 5)

FOUNDATION, The (NIDF series 5)

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

A documentary that intercuts interviews with historical footage to tell the history of The Foundation of Aboriginal Affairs, an organisation significant in the push for the 1967 referendum in which Aboriginal peoples were given the vote. more

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FRONTIER CONVERSATION, A

FRONTIER CONVERSATION, A

2006 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 54 min

A fascinating journey through the Top End of Australia to explore what history means to the traditional landowners. more

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FULL CIRCLE [from the AIATSIS Collection]

FULL CIRCLE [from the AIATSIS Collection]

1987 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 20 min

A story of Aboriginal stockmen at Robinson River Station on traditional Garawa land, in the Northern Territory more

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GAMARADA

GAMARADA

2012 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 25 min

A film about a program in Redfern, in inner Sydney, that uses a variety of healing approaches to help Aboriginal men break the cycle of incarceration and addiction and to regain their Aboriginal heritage and identity. more

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