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Indigenous Australia (5/13)

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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GOLDEN CORD, THE

GOLDEN CORD, THE

1996 (G) 55 min

THE GOLDEN CORD looks beyond the fascinating detail of the refined technical skills required by the art of batik, to aspects of the vivid spiritual and social traditions of Java and Aboriginal Australia: two distinct but strangely parallel contemporary cultures resting on timeless foundations. more

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GOOD-BYE OLD MAN [from the AIATSIS Collection]

GOOD-BYE OLD MAN [from the AIATSIS Collection]

1977 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 66 min

A Tiwi Island Bereavement Ceremony. more

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GREEN BUSH [from the CAAMA Collection]

GREEN BUSH [from the CAAMA Collection]

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

NOW DIGITALLY RE-MASTERED FROM ORIGINAL FILM NEGATIVES! An Indigenous radio DJ does the nightshift at a remote community radio station, and must negotiate nightly dramas while still spinning the music. A film by Warwick Thornton. more

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GULPILIL

GULPILIL

2002 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 56 min

A portrait of the legendary Australian actor - David Gulpilil Ridjimiraril Dalaithngu. more

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HABITS OF NEW NORCIA, THE

HABITS OF NEW NORCIA, THE

2000 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 53 min

Re-release of a remarkable documentary from 2000: the story of the Benedictine Aboriginal Mission at New Norcia, in Western Australia. Now a popular tourist destination north of Perth, the Mission holds harsh memories for the former Aboriginal "inmates" who were placed there during the 1920s through to the 1960s. more

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HAROLD

HAROLD

1994 (PG) 56 min

The story of a forgotten Aboriginal hero: in the late 1940s Harold Blair was one of the most renowned Australian tenors of the concert hall, and was held up as a model of assimilation. more

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HERE'S MY HAND: A testimony to an Aboriginal Memorial

HERE'S MY HAND: A testimony to an Aboriginal Memorial

1988 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 27 min

Only available in the ASPECTS OF A LIFE collection. more

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HERITAGE FIGHT

HERITAGE FIGHT

2013 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 104 min

Broome is a small town in the Kimberley region, Australia's last great wilderness. This is where the head of Western Australia, Colin Barnett, and Woodside, a multi billion-dollar company and Australia's largest liquid natural gas producers, have decided to install the second largest liquified natural gas plant in the... more

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HISTORY BITES BACK

HISTORY BITES BACK

2021 (MA) 55 min

After the bold and brilliant Occupation: Native, Aboriginal filmmaker Trisha Morton-Thomas teams up again with Comedy Director-Writer, Craig Anderson to launch a rocket into 250 years of taboos, prejudice and ignorance. History Bites Back uses devastating satire to unpack the negative social bias of the history shared... more

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HOMELAND STORY

HOMELAND STORY

2019 (M) 84 min

An intimate portrait of Donydji, an Indigenous Homeland community in north-east Arnhem Land. The film charts their struggle from the 1960s to the present day to overcome the corrosive effects of government policy and pressure from mining interests, and to remain on their land. more

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HOUSE-OPENING, THE [from the AIATSIS Collection]

HOUSE-OPENING, THE [from the AIATSIS Collection]

1980 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 42 min

"House-opening" ceremonies in a contemporary Aboriginal community combine elements of Aboriginal, Torres Strait and European cultures in dealing with death. A film by Judith MacDougall. more

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HOW THE WEST WAS LOST

HOW THE WEST WAS LOST

1987 (G) 72 min

The story of the 1946 Aboriginal Pastoral Workers' Strike that has never officially ended. An event more important than the Eureka Stockade but never recorded in written histories - the passive resistance by 800 Aboriginal station workers against the appalling living and working conditions thrust upon them. more

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IMAGINARY BORDER

IMAGINARY BORDER

2017 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 105 min

A challenging and compassionate reflection on race relations in Australia and the Torres Strait Islands. A film by Iranian-born Austrian filmmaker, Alireza Ghanie. more

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IN A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN

IN A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN

2009 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 78 min

Follow the Tiwi Bombers football team through their first season in the Northern Territory's big league as they strive to fulfill the dreams of their grandfathers. more

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INNOCENCE BETRAYED

INNOCENCE BETRAYED

2014 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 52 min

In 1990 and 1991, three Aboriginal children were murdered in the rural town of Bowraville NSW - Colleen Craig, Evelyn Greenup and Clinton Speedy-Duroux. Despite two trials and a coroner's inquest, no-one was ever convicted of the murders. more

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INTERVENTION 2 years on [from the CAAMA Collection]

INTERVENTION 2 years on [from the CAAMA Collection]

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

An Aboriginal perspective on the effect of the Australian Government's Intervention in Aboriginal lives in the Northern Territory. more

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INTERVENTION, Katherine, N.T.

INTERVENTION, Katherine, N.T.

2008 (PG) 52 min

Intervention, Katherine, N.T. is a one-year record of the impact of The Emergency Intervention by the Federal Government in the Northern Territory region of Katherine and the surrounding communities of Beswick, Barunga, Eva Valley and Binjari. more

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INTERVENTION: Stories from the Inside

INTERVENTION: Stories from the Inside

2009 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 46 min

An incisive inside look at the historic Intervention by the Federal Government in Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory, made with the participation of Alice Springs town-campers. more

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ISLAND OF LIES

ISLAND OF LIES

1991 (G) 56 min

When Eliza Fraser was shipwrecked on Fraser Island in 1836, there were up to 3000 Aboriginal people living there — by 1905, there were perhaps a dozen left. Filmmaker Gillian Coote follows the route of early settlers north out of Sydney to Fraser Island to uncover the lies and secrets of Australia's settlement. more

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IT'S A LONG ROAD BACK [from the AIATSIS Collection]

IT'S A LONG ROAD BACK [from the AIATSIS Collection]

1981 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 13 min

The story of one woman's struggle to regain her Aboriginality more

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