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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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ANOTHER COUNTRY

ANOTHER COUNTRY

2015 (G) 75 min

Legendary Aboriginal actor David Gulpilil tells the story of what happened when his people’s way of life was interrupted. This film speaks eloquently of the havoc caused by the superimposition of a new culture over an old culture. more

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BAULKHAM HILLS AFRICAN LADIES TROUPE, THE

BAULKHAM HILLS AFRICAN LADIES TROUPE, THE

2016 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: M) 81 min

The story of four charismatic and inspirational African women, now living in Australia, who, with the help of acclaimed theatre director Ros Horin, turned their harrowing stories of survival into a joyous theatre of humanity that has filled theatres from across their new country to the other side of the world. more

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BIG BAD LOVE

BIG BAD LOVE

2016 (M) 26 min

After discovering her best friend was violently abused by her partner, stand-up comedian Becky Lucas wants to know how you can spot an abusive relationship and what you can do about it. more

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BULLYING CULTURES

BULLYING CULTURES

2017 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 65 min

Professor Valerie Braithwaite, renowned internationally for her studies of work-place and school-yard bullying, examines the social and psychological dynamics that contribute to a bullying culture and what must happen to break that culture. more

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CHILD'S EYE, THE

CHILD'S EYE, THE

2018 (G) 147 min

12 films (with introductions) by children in India arising from video workshops designed by ethnographic filmmaker, David MacDougall. The aim was to encourage children to explore their surroundings with cameras: they became active collaborators in creating new knowledge, often on subjects they knew better than adults. more

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CHINA'S 3 DREAMS

CHINA'S 3 DREAMS

2014 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 84 min

Confused by the expurgated history they learned at school and the silence of their grandparents, China’s young people are making their way with new dreams for the future - to make their country rich and powerful, and to find a better life and meaningful existence for themselves. more

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COMMON PURPOSE, A

COMMON PURPOSE, A

2011 (PG) 75 min

Twenty-five people are convicted of the murder of one man, fourteen are sentenced to hang, one lawyer is assassinated and the other goes into exile. A Common Purpose is the dramatic story behind a notorious murder trial that marks South Africa’s transition from apartheid to democracy. more

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CREATING A MONSTER

CREATING A MONSTER

2017 (PG) 20 min

A documentary by Gena Lida Riess exploring how reality television is constructed and consumed, and the psychological impact that it has on participants. more

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DOGS OF DEMOCRACY

DOGS OF DEMOCRACY

2016 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 58 min

WINNER! Spirit of Activism Award, Nevada Women's Film Festival, March 2017. WINNER! Best Documentary Feature, 2017 Imagine This: Women's International Film Festival, Brooklyn, New York! A documentary about the stray dogs of Athens and the people who take care of them. In the on-going financial crises of the 2010s,... more

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FAIR GAME

FAIR GAME

2017 (G) 54 min

Fair Game uncovers the personal and professional journey of sports hero, Heritier Lumumba, formerly known as Harry O’Brien, to understand his identity as a black man - a journey which led him to challenge racism and prejudice in sport. A moving and provocative film by Jeff Daniels. more

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HOPE ROAD

HOPE ROAD

2017 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 103 min

Filmed over a 5-year period, HOPE ROAD is a film by Tom Zubrycki which follows an ambitious project undertaken by a Sudanese refugee in Australia, Zacharia Machiek, to build a much-needed school back in his home village, now part of the new nation of South Sudan. But life disrupts his best-laid plans … 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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NIGHT PARROT STORIES

NIGHT PARROT STORIES

2016 (G) 89 min

An 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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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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ON RICHARD'S SIDE

ON RICHARD'S SIDE

2016 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 90 min

Filmed over three decades, On Richard’s Side charts the life-story of Richard, a young man with a complex disability since birth. The film provides intimate and poignant insights into his parents’ determined quest to establish a quality life for their son and for themselves. more

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SHOCK ROOM

SHOCK ROOM

2016 (M) 72 min

In the early 1960s American psychologist Stanley Milgram ran a series of controversial experiments on obedience. An authority orders you to inflict painful shocks on another person. Most us will obey, claimed Milgram. But will we? more

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TIME TO DRAW THE LINE

TIME TO DRAW THE LINE

2016 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 52 min

East Timor was born as a new nation in 2002 after 25 years of turmoil and war. Australia’s peace-keeping force, INTERFET, helped with the peaceful transition to nationhood. Now, a darker story of Australia’s relationship with this new nation is emerging. more

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WE DON'T NEED A MAP

WE DON'T NEED A MAP

2017 (M) 85 min

A bold and provocative essay film by Warwick Thornton about the deeply spiritual meaning of the Southern Cross constellation for Aboriginal people. The film challenges us to consider the place of the Southern Cross in the psyche of all Australians. more

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WOMAN WITH AN EDITING BENCH

WOMAN WITH AN EDITING BENCH

2016 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 15 min

Inspired by the woman who edited Man with a Movie Camera (1929), Woman With An Editing Bench reveals the personal impact of Stalin’s censorship of cinema on a woman navigating politics, bureaucracy and the impetuous outbursts of collaborators to create something beautiful despite the odds. more

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