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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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BALANDA AND THE BARK CANOES, THE

BALANDA AND THE BARK CANOES, THE

2006 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 52 min

This lively and eye-opening documentary is a companion film to TEN CANOES, the landmark feature film which Rolf de Heer made with the people of the Arafura Swamp in Central Arnhem Land. (TEN CANOES and its compilation sequel, TWELVE CANOES, are both available from Ronin Films). 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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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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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. 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, Greece has become ‘the stray dog of Europe’, and for Greek citizens, the dogs of Athens have become a symbol... more

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ELETTRA

ELETTRA

2015 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 48 min

A portrait of the remarkable Princess Elettra, daughter of the pioneer of wireless communication, Guglielmo Marconi. The inspired industrialist created an empire that Elettra inherited when she was a child. The Princess now plans to turn her crumbling family palace into a radiant academy for the arts and science. more

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ELLA

ELLA

2016 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 86 min

An intimate portrait of the first Indigenous dancer to be invited into The Australian Ballet in its 50 year history - Ella Havelka. more

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END OF THE RAINBOW

END OF THE RAINBOW

2007 (M) 83 min

An elegiac portrait of the changes brought by the arrival of an industrial gold mine in a remote region of West Africa, and a testament to the universal human desire for a better life. more

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LIFE OF ITS OWN, A - the truth about medical marijuana

LIFE OF ITS OWN, A - the truth about medical marijuana

2016 (PG) 81 min

A Life of Its Own aims to provide clarity and understanding of one of Australia’s most stigmatized and controversial issues – medicinal cannabis. Award-winning journalist, Helen Kapalos, takes the audience on a wide-ranging voyage of discovery about medicinal cannabis. more

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MACDOUGALL TAPES, THE

MACDOUGALL TAPES, THE

2017 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 261 min

Extended conversations with David and Judith MacDougall about their years with the Film Unit of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies, Canberra, 1975-1987. During this time, the MacDougalls made a series of eleven documentary films that were acknowledged world-wide as landmark achievements in ethnographic cinema. more

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MEMOIRS OF A PLAGUE

MEMOIRS OF A PLAGUE

2010 (G) 77 min

The war against locusts is as old as human civilisation. The film follows the director’s journey as he examines the complexity of the dramatic encounter between man and locust. more

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NIGHT PARROT STORIES

NIGHT PARROT STORIES

2016 (G) 89 min

A film about the elusive nocturnal bird, the Night Parrot, that disappeared at the end of the 19th Century. 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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ON THE BANKS OF THE TIGRIS

ON THE BANKS OF THE TIGRIS

2015 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 79 min

A musical odyssey that uncovers the hidden – and almost erased – story of Iraqi music. more

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PANTHER WITHIN, THE

PANTHER WITHIN, THE

2016 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 54 min

Filmmaker Edoardo Crismani and his mother Barbara embark on a search to unravel the mystery surrounding Barbara’s father, Joe Murray, an Indigenous boxing champion who danced and sang in vaudeville shows, and married a blue-eyed blonde white woman in 1930s Australia. 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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SMUT HOUNDS - Censorship in the Sixties

SMUT HOUNDS - Censorship in the Sixties

2015 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: M) 9 min

Seventy-seven seconds of celluloid that scandalised a government and transformed Australian cinema. more

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STILL OUR COUNTRY

STILL OUR COUNTRY

2015 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 88 min

A poetic celebration of country and culture, Still Our Country documents the swiftly changing lives of the Yolngu people of Ramingining in the Northern Territory. This evocative carnival of images and sounds makes a bold declaration of identity and offers a hopeful promise of a future. 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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