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8MMM Aboriginal Radio

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"Six-part series 8MMM Aboriginal Radio is a comedy about giving Aboriginal people a voice in a country with no ears - and how, when all else fails, which it usually does, it's good to have a laugh. At the arse-end of the world, in the middle of nowhere, is Alice Springs - home to 8MMM" -- Jbhifi.com.au.
DVD
2015
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Aboriginal Rules; Australian Rules: Definitely More Than a Game

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Australian rules is the story of 16 year old Gary Black, average football player, budding wordsmith and reluctant hero. Gary helps his Australian Rules football team win the local championship by accident, but celebrations turn to violence when Gary's Aboriginal best friend, Dumby Red, is denied the "Best and fairest" medal because of the racism of local officials. In a night when the town's racial tensions boil over, Dumby Red is shot and killed and Gary becomes entangled in a conflict with his fellow townspeople, including his father.
DVD
2007; 2003
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Babakiueria

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A satirical look at White Australian culture seen from the perspective of Aborigines. The colonizing Aborigines film their discovery of the land they call "Babakiueria" and examine the plight of the white minority.
DVD
1986; 2006
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Crocodile Dreaming

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A modern day supernatural myth about two estranged brothers. Separated at birth, they have different fathers. One is readily accepted as a fully-fledged member of the tribe and is looked on to fulfil the duties of jungaiy, an important ceremonial role which obliges him to be caretaker for his mother's dreaming, the crocodile totem. The other, whose father was white, is younger and has had to struggle to fit into the tribe who see him only as a yella fella.
DVD
2006
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Mabo

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Mabo tells the story of Eddie Koiki Mabo, the Torres Strait Islander who left school at fifteen, yet spearheaded the High Court challenge that once and for all overthrew the notion of terra nullius. Hand in hand with this David and Goliath legal battle is the tender love story of Koiki and Bonita, the woman he met as a teenager, and loved through thirty years of marriage and the raising of ten children. It tells of the deep love and partnership that fuelled their fight for Australian law to recognise traditional land rights. Although Koiki never lived to hear the High Court's decision that returned his land to him, the name Mabo has become known nationwide.
DVD
2011; 2012
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One Night the Moon

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Said to be based on a real-life incident in a remote part of South Australia in 1932, a young girl living with her parents on a desolate sheep run, is entranced one night by a full moon. She leaves her bed and room to follow the moon into the rough countryside. Her absence is discovered by her mother within a few hours and her father rides into town to get help. The veteran police sergeant brings along his black tracker to lead the search. Incredibly, the father refuses to have the black tracker on his property. Rather, he gathers as many white men as possible to search while the tracker watches helplessly as every trace of the child is stamped to dust. After days of futile searching, the mother enlists the support of the tracker, who finds the girl within hours, despite the tramplin [...]
DVD
2001; 2002
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Redfern Now

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In the first of six, one hour dramas highlighting indigenous inner-city culture, Grace (Leah Purcell) and Wesley (Alec Doomadgee) haven't had a holiday for years - with two kids and Wesley's work, there hasn't been time. Now they're off on the holiday of a lifetime and the taxi is waiting to take them to the airport. Grace just needs to pop back into the house for one last thing when the phone rings. It's her nephew Tyler - his mother Lilly is off her meds and raving, and he and his little sister Maddi are desperate for help. Wesley can't believe her sister is messing things up for them again, but Grace knows she has to help, nobody else will. She'll be back in time to make the flight. But Lilly is in no mood to cooperate and Grace reluctantly has to have her committed.
DVD
2012
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Redfern Now Promise Me: Promise Me

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The final installment of ABC TVs critically acclaimed and multi award-winning drama Redfern Now. The powerful telemovie entitled Promise Me will explore the impact of a violent crime on two women and the fight for justice that ensues. This powerful, heartbreaking and yet uplifting story has been written by the AACTA award-winning Steven McGregor, and is directed by the ADG award-winning Rachel Perkins.
DVD
2015
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Redfern Now Series 2.: Series 2

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Nestled in the heart of Australia's most glamorous city lies Australia's most infamous suburb. It's an urban slum, Aboriginal icon, centre of black struggle and pride, OR real estate goldmine, depending on your point of view. Redfern Now challenges you to think again. A kaleidoscopic drama that explores this inner city suburb and the people who inhabit it. Over six episodes, Redfern Now Series 2 continues to explore the impact of extraordinary events in ordinary lives. The first drama series written, directed and produced by Indigenous Australians, Redfern Now has been both critically and commercially acclaimed.
DVD
2013
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Satellite Boy

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Just outside the town of Wyndham, in the northern Kimberley region of Western Australia, young Pete lives with his grandfather in an old abandoned outdoor cinema in the desert. When the old drive-in is threatened with demolition, ten year old Pete takes off to the city with his best mate Kalmain, to save his home. But the boys get lost in the Australian outback. Starving and thirsty, Pete has to remember some of the old bush skills his grandfather taught him to survive. Finally Pete and Kalmain reach the city, they save the old cinema and return home as heroes.
DVD
2012
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The Balanda and the Bark Canoes: A Documentary About Making of Ten Canoes

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Documents the making of Rolf de Heer's eleventh feature film, Ten canoes, which won the Special Grand Jury prize, 2006 Cannes International Film Festival. Both the movie and the documentary were made by award-winning director, Rolf de Heer. Ten canoes tells the story of the people of the Arafura swamp, in their language, and is set a long time before the coming of the Balanda, as white people were known. Dayindi covets one of the wives of his older brother. To teach him the proper way, he is told a story from the mythical past, a story of wrong love, kidnapping, sorcery, bungling mayhem and revenge gone wrong. Rolf de Heer narrates the documentary, talking through the process and challenges of making Ten canoes. The rewarding outcome in the making of Ten canoes is that the film crew [...]
DVD
2006
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The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith

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Dramatization of the life of a half caste torn between his Aboriginal roots and his desire to be part of white society. When he becomes an object of loathing and ridicule, he and his full blood Aborigine brother embark upon an odyssey of murdering whites before he is captured, tried, and executed.
DVD
1978; 2008
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Charlie's Country

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DVD
2015
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The Last Wave

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The story of a lawyer defending a group of aboriginals accused of murder. The lawyer feels the pull of magic forces beneath the surface of civilization.
VHS
1991
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Walkabout

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Stranded in the Australian desert, an English girl and her small brother are rescued by an Aborigine boy who has journeyed into the outback on his "walkabout"--A tribal initiation into manhood.
VHS
1971; 1997
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Where the Green Ants Dream

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Bruce Spence plays a sympathetic geologist for a uranium mining company who must confront the passive resistance of the Aborigine tribes. The spots where the deposits are richest is sacred ground, the place "where the green ants dream" for them the origin of all life.
VHS
1985