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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. A 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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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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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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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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JOURNEY WEST (BUWARRALA ARYAH)

JOURNEY WEST (BUWARRALA ARYAH)

2019 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 52 min

In the Gulf of Carpentaria in northern Australia, Aboriginal Elders lead their community on a traditional walk across Country to re-connect children and youth to their culture. more

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JUPURRURLA - MAN OF MEDIA (from the CAAMA Collection)

JUPURRURLA - MAN OF MEDIA (from the CAAMA Collection)

2019 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 28 min

A portrait of Warlpiri Elder and Lawman, Francis Jupurrurla Kelly – a pioneer of Indigenous filmmaking in central Australia. 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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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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MIRACLE OF THE LITTLE PRINCE, THE

MIRACLE OF THE LITTLE PRINCE, THE

2018 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 90 min

The story of how communities are keeping endangered languages alive with the help of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's Little Prince – from North Africa to Tibet, and the Arctic circle to Latin America. A feature documentary by Dutch filmmaker, Marjoleine Boonstra. 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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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. Three women's worlds collide by chance. An innovative film by Margot Nash (director of VACANT POSSESSION and THE SILENCES) about internal and external states of emergency, resistance and spirit. more

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SKIN OF OTHERS, THE

SKIN OF OTHERS, THE

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

A story of modern Australia told through the extraordinary life of Aboriginal WW1 soldier Douglas Grant (c.1885-1951), an intellectual, a journalist, a soldier and a bagpipe player with a fine Scottish accent. Featuring the acclaimed Indigenous actor Balang Tom E. Lewis in his final performance (as Douglas Grant) and guest... more

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SOHRAB AND RUSTUM

SOHRAB AND RUSTUM

2018 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 14 min

WINNER! BEST ANIMATION, SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL! An animated film by Lee Whitmore about a charismatic teacher who stirs the imaginations of the teenage girls in her classroom. Inspired by the epic poem by Matthew Arnold. more

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WANDERING SOULS

WANDERING SOULS

2019 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 75 min

Wandering Souls follows the mounting of a new stage production, Bangsokol: A Requiem for Cambodia, to honour the nearly 2 million Cambodians who died during the Khmer Rouge regime from 1975 to 1979. more

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