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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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AFTER THE APOLOGY

AFTER THE APOLOGY

2017 (M) 82 min

In Larissa Behrendt's riveting documentary, four Aboriginal women each face their own battle to challenge government policies and bureaucracies to bring their grandchildren home. Their grassroots actions spearhead a national conversation to curb skyrocketing rates of child removal. more

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ANIMATING AEROPLANE JELLY

ANIMATING AEROPLANE JELLY

2020 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 24 min

An episode in the life of pioneer Australian animator, Eric Porter, and his creation of one of the most iconic and enduring of Australian advertising images. An award-winning film by Michael Kraaz. 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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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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GREAT STRIKE 1917, THE

GREAT STRIKE 1917, THE

2018 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 69 min

To this day, the Great Strike of 1917 is still Australia's largest industrial upheaval. The story of the Strike has long been dormant in archives, and is now re-told with original film footage from the era. OFFICIAL SELECTION! Antenna Documentary Film Festival. FINALIST! ATOM AWARDS, Documentary (History). 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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HOLDING TIGHTLY - Custom and Healing in Timor-Leste

HOLDING TIGHTLY - Custom and Healing in Timor-Leste

2021 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 30 min

Holding Tightly observes seven approaches to healing in remote, rural and urban parts of the Baucau municipality in Timor-Leste, spanning contexts and experiences from the armed resistance era to the independence period. A film by Lisa Palmer and Susanna Barnes. more

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LIFE IS A VERY STRANGE THING (English language version)

LIFE IS A VERY STRANGE THING (English language version)

2018 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: 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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LILI  (English version)

LILI (English version)

2019 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 85 min

LILI is a powerful exploration of inter-generational trauma; a mother, Lili, abandons her two-year-old daughter as she flees from Hungary in 1956 when the Soviets quash the Hungarian revolution. The trauma sparks a history of abandonment that spans four generations of Lili's family. more

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MILLION ACRES A YEAR, A

MILLION ACRES A YEAR, A

2002 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 52 min

The devastating story of an ecological disaster: the epic history of post-war agricultural development in Western Australia and the personal journeys of a rural vanguard who came to acknowledge that current forms of agriculture were not sustainable. The re-release of a remarkable documentary from 2002, still powerfully... more

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NICE COLOURED GIRLS

NICE COLOURED GIRLS

1987 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: M) 17 min

NOW DIGITALLY RE-MASTERED! This stylistically daring film audaciously explores the history of exploitation between white men and Aboriginal women, juxtaposing the 'first encounter' between colonisers and native women with the attempts of modern urban Aboriginal women to reverse their fortunes. more

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NOT JUST NUMBERS

NOT JUST NUMBERS

2019 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 53 min

Not Just Numbers is an inspiring documentary about the Tangentyere Women's Family Safety Group in Alice Springs. They believe in talking straight about the violence in their communities and are working on the front line in prevention. So often reduced to statistics, these heroes have banded together to fight for their... more

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PICTURING HOME

PICTURING HOME

2021 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 52 min

After twenty years of homelessness one woman finds empowerment by sharing her journey through the lens of a camera. A powerful film by Annette Cohen, exploring links between mental health concerns and homelessness. more

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PUMPHEAD

PUMPHEAD

2020 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 74 min

Pumphead is a feature-length documentary exploring patient experiences following major heart surgery - how to understand these experiences and how to live with them. A story of existential crises and transformative experiences, told by eight ex-patients including the filmmaker himself. more

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SHADOW PANIC

SHADOW PANIC

1989/2020 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 25 min

The feminist classic from 1989, now restored from original 16mm film materials. An innovative film by Margot Nash (director of VACANT POSSESSION and THE SILENCES) based on "the idea of structuring a film via the female gaze". more

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TERRA NULLIUS

TERRA NULLIUS

1992/ (G) 21 min

RE-RELEASE OF AN ACCLAIMED FILM FROM 1992, RE-MASTERED FROM THE ORIGINAL FILM NEGATIVES. "In evoking what an Aboriginal child goes through when disconnected from family and taken into foster-care, this film is ahead of its time in its treatment." - Margo Neale, Senior Indigenous Curator and historian. more

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WEATHER DIARIES, THE

WEATHER DIARIES, THE

2020 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 91 min

An intimate chronicle of two simultaneous histories: on the one hand the cataclysmic impacts of climate change and the extinction crisis on the forest ecosystems, and on the other, the development of the filmmaker's daughter from child to adult. more

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