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Current additions to Ronin's blue ribbon collection of films from Australia and overseas, specialising in high quality independently produced documentaries and selected feature films.

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BAXTER AND ME

BAXTER AND ME

2016 (PG) 83 min

One woman's life, with and without men, but always with dogs. This personal and inventive film by Gillian Leahy raises questions about how we relate to the 'wild' in dogs, and how we relate to other animals (and humans) in the world at large. 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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BORDER POLITICS

BORDER POLITICS

2018 (PG) 90 min

In this film, leading Human Rights barrister, Julian Burnside AO, deconstructs harsh asylum seeker policies around the world, arguing that failure in political leadership is compromising human rights and destroying democratic principles in the West. more

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BURNSIDE CONVERSATIONS, THE

BURNSIDE CONVERSATIONS, THE

2019 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 115 min

16 conversations, 1 topic: Human rights. In dynamic conversations with human rights barrister, Julian Burnside QC, key global thinkers reveal personal perspectives on current threats to human rights in the West, expanding on ideas raised in the film BORDER POLITICS (also available from Ronin Films). more

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ESCHER:  JOURNEY INTO INFINITY

ESCHER: JOURNEY INTO INFINITY

2018 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 80 min

A portrait of one of the most influential and inspiring artists of the 20th century, M.C. Escher. Narrated by Stephen Fry, in Escher's own words. A superb film by highly regarded Dutch filmmaker, Robin Lutz. 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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FROM UNDER THE RUBBLE

FROM UNDER THE RUBBLE

2018 (PG) 76 min

The Samouni family story: a powerful civilian perspective on the violent clash between Palestinians and Israeli armed forces in Gaza. Australian filmmaker Anne Tsoulis has created an intimate and unflinching film about an appalling crisis. more

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HOME BY CHRISTMAS

HOME BY CHRISTMAS

2009 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 90 min

A dramatised documentary memoir based on filmmaker Gaylene Preston's interviews with her father about his World War II experiences, reconstructed with actor Tony Barry as Ed Preston. more

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HOMELAND STORY

HOMELAND STORY

2019 (M) 87 min

A 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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LIFE IS A VERY STRANGE THING

LIFE IS A VERY STRANGE THING

2018 (PG) 80 min

Frédéric, a former high school rebel, ethnomusicologist, and multinational executive, returns from decades abroad, to a France that is both familiar and on edge. A quirky and moving portrait by outsiders, exploring what it is to be French in the 21st century. A delightful film by Les McLaren and Annie Stiven. more

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MAKING A MARK

MAKING A MARK

2017 (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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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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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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REVENIR (To Return)

REVENIR (To Return)

2018 (PG) 77 min

For years, stories of West African migrants and refugees have been told through the lenses of foreign journalists. Revenir is a story from the inside: a bold new documentary by Australian filmmaker David Fedele in collaboration with Kumut Imesh, a refugee from the Ivory Coast now living in Paris. more

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SALTWATER STORY, THE

SALTWATER STORY, THE

2017 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 55 min

Guided by Indigenous canoemaker Kyle Slabb from the Bundjalung people, a group of young men (both Indigenous and non-Indigenous) build traditional canoes and embark on a 3-day sea voyage re-tracing an ancient trade route from the heart of the Queensland Gold Coast to North Stradbroke Island. more

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SCRIBE, THE

SCRIBE, THE

2018 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 71 min

From deep within the engine room of politics comes this superb documentary on the "Donald Bradman" of speech-writers - Graham Freudenberg: a powerful journey into one of the great minds of politics who has written speeches for Labor leaders over many decades, including Gough Whitlam and Bob Hawke. more

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SEARCHING FOR INGMAR BERGMAN

SEARCHING FOR INGMAR BERGMAN

2018 (M) 99 min

In this beautifully crafted and moving memoir, Margarethe von Trotta recalls the inspiration she found in the work of Ingmar Bergman: his films triggered her decision to become a director and guided many of her creative decisions over her long career. more

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TEACH A MAN TO FISH

TEACH A MAN TO FISH

2018 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 80 min

Grant Leigh Saunders is an Aboriginal filmmaker, writer and musician who has secretly always wanted to be a fisherman, just like his father and grandfather before him. This fishing yarn is set against the backdrop of the beautiful Manning River in central New South Wales. more

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WILD HONEY:  CARING FOR BEES IN A DIVIDED LAND

WILD HONEY: CARING FOR BEES IN A DIVIDED LAND

2019 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 30 min

For more than a century, the island of Timor has been divided by a colonial border. This border has displaced and separated the people of Lookeu, dividing their land, water and history. Timor's migratory wild honey bees challenge this division. more

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