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Servant or Slave - The Secret History of Slavery in Australia
Bringing to light the heartbreaking experiences of the Wenberg sisters - Adelaide, Valerie (Linow) and Rita, SERVENT OR SLAVES celebrates their fortitude in pursuing justice for the crimes committed against them. Their firsthand accounts of officially sanctioned enslavement reveal the…
Kanyini - An Aboriginal Australian Shares His Story and Wisdom
A Pitjantjatjara word meaning interconnectedness; caring, support, nurturing, and responsibility, "Kanyini" is a feature documentary which explores the philosophy and the life of Bob Randall, an Aboriginal man who lived in Mutitjulu, a town beside the world's greatest monolith, Uluru,…
Stolen Generations
Between 1910 and 1970 in Australia, 1 in 3 children were removed from Aboriginal families and placed in institutions and foster homes. These children, in most cases, were never to see their family again. The film tells 3 stories of…
Desert People
Desert People was shot in 1965 in the Gibson Desert of the Australian Western Desert. There was still a handful of family groups perhaps three or four, living a nomadic hunter-food gatherer life, somewhere in the heart of the desert.…
Can it Hurt Less? - A Social Justice Documentary
Police and teenagers, and particularly Indigenous teens in Australia, generally don't see eye to eye. If policing is less menacing and more of a learning process then it is likely that confrontation may be avoided, thus producing better outcomes for…
Another Country - The Yolngu People
"No one from any government has ever known our language. ... How can they know us?" - David Gulpilil Another Country is a documentary which considers, from the inside, the ramifications of one culture being dominated by another. At the…
Connection to Country - Stories from Indigenous Peoples From The Pilbara
This documentary follows a group of Indigenous people from the Pilbara as they battle to preserve Australia's unique cultural heritage from the ravages of a booming mining industry. In the heart of Western Australia, the Burrup Peninsula hosts the largest…
Occupation: Native - Biting Back at Australian History
The Aboriginal story has been buried deep beneath the 247-year-old accepted Australian narrative. In OCCUPATION: NATIVE, Aboriginal filmmaker Trisha Morton-Thomas, bites back at Australian history. Captain James Cook, a hero to most Australians but a thief to Aboriginal people, stole…
Why Me? - Stolen Generations
This documentary is one of the most compelling films on this subject that we have yet seen. We are confident that it will become a landmark film in the fullness of time. Much of its power comes from its beautifully…
Jandamarra's War
In Jandamarra's War we learn how in the 1890's European settlers arrive in the Kimberley, North West Australia, with vast herds of sheep and cattle, determined to make their fortune by feeding a rapidly growing population in the South. But…
Babakiueria
Imagine what it would be like if black settlers arrived to settle a continent inhabited by white natives? In 1788, the first white settlers arrived in Botany Bay to begin the process of white colonisation of Australia. But in Babakiueria,…
The Human Race - A Race Across Australia
The Human Race is a compelling adventure documentary set in the Kimberley Region - an ancient, remote and spectacular landscape in North Western Australia. Three men from different continents begin the race on the rim of Wolfe Creek Meteorite Crater,…
Painting Country
Balgo Hills or Wirrimanu is located on the edge of the Tanami and Great Sandy Deserts in far North Western Australia. Despite its isolation this is home to some of Australia's most famous indigenous artists whose paintings hang in galleries…
The Coolbaroo Club
A portrait of the Coolbaroo Club, an Aboriginal-run dance club which operated in Perth from 1946 - 1960. The film is delivered via the memories of those involved, stills, archive and extensive dramatisation. An award-winning documentary on post-war race relations…
On Sacred Ground - Aboriginal Australian History
On Sacred Ground looks at the story behind the Noonkanbah dispute, the well-publicised Aboriginal struggle to stop mining in the Kimberley region of Western Australia in the late 1970s. Presented by a young spokesman for the Kimberley Land Council, the…
Dreams and Nightmares
From the 'dreaming' to the unsettling nightmare of colonisation, what is the role of memory, dreams and the spirit world in Aboriginal art?
Sisters, Pearls and Mission Girls
In 1907 a group of young Irish nuns came ashore in one of Australia's most rugged and inhospitable regions - the far northwest. Their task was to "civilize and evangelise" the local Aboriginal women and children, first at Beagle Bay…
Remembering Yayayi - The History of Pintupi
Remembering Yayayi reflects on a pivotal moment in the history of Pintupi people through a body of archival film. In 1974, filmmaker Ian Dunlop visited Yayayi, a remote community in Central Australia. The Pintupi people had recently moved there to…
In Song and Dance - The 1964 Eisteddfod Performing Arts Competition
In 1964, communities from all over the Northern Territory sent performers to compete in the annual Eisteddfod - an amateur contest for choral groups, dancers and musicians. The host city of Darwin became a meeting place for men, women and…
A Voice to be Heard - Indigenous Australians Elect Members to the National Aboriginal Consultative Committee
In 1973, for the first time, Aboriginal people from across Australia directly elected members to the National Aboriginal Consultative Committee (NACC), a body set up to represent their interests to the Federal government, via the newly created Department of Aboriginal…