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A Walbiri Fire Ceremony: Ngatjakula People Making History

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Originally shot in 1967, the footage in this film is re-examined ten years later by anthropologist Nicholas Peterson. Shows the fire ceremony of the Walbiri tribe, Central Australia, which employs fire to inflict real and symbolic punishment on those responsible for a social transgression. Nicholas Peterson, in his commentary explains the social divisions of the tribe and the role the ceremony plays in restoring order to the community.
DVD
1977; 1996
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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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Art + Soul: A Personal Journey Into the World of Aborginal Art; A Personal Journey Into the World of Aboriginal Art

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"Hetti Perkins presents art + soul, a powerful and emotionally engaging television series about contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, and the artists who create it. An Eastern Arrernte and Kalkadoon desert woman, Hetti is senior curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, daughter of political activist Charles Perkins and sister of filmmaker Rachel Perkins (First Australians, Bran Nue Dae). With great generosity, she shares her extraordinary knowledge of Aboriginal art, visiting the homes and studios of artists in remote desert communities, the tropical top end, and in urban environments. She also brings personal anecdotes to the fore, recalling her family's own story, and her father's legacy: "Art for me is a way for [...]
DVD
2010
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Art + Soul Series Two: Series Two

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A diverse group of outstanding contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists reveal to pre-eminent curator Hetti Perkins how their art practice is driven by culture and heritage, political and personal preoccupations, dreams and imagination. Using the National Gallery of Australias extraordinary Indigenous collection as the springboard, we travel with Hetti through cities and desert communities, museums and artists private spaces, to experience the diversity and beauty of the art, and to learn of its genesis.
DVD
2014
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Big Name No Blanket

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Profiles Australian Aboriginal rock musician George Rrurrambu (1957-2007), frontman of the Warumpi Band, following his story from his Elcho Island home in Arnhem Land to his premature demise. Features interviews and performance excerpts.
DVD
2013
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Blaktraks 2: Short Films

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DVD
2012
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Blaktraks: Short Films

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DVD
2011
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Boomalli: Five Koorie Artists; DVD] : Five Koorie Artists

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Boomalli is an artists' co-operative; a collection of photographers, painters, sculptors, designers and film-makers who are urban Aboriginal or Koorie artists. This program concentrates on the contemporary, rather than the traditional, works and way of life. It also looks at the issue of Aboriginal identity and how the artists express this in their work. Artists include: Bronwyn Bancroft, Euphemia Bostock, Brenda Croft, Fiona Foley, Fernando Martins, Arone Raymond Meeks, Tracey Moffatt, Avril Quaill, Michael Riley and Jeffrey Samuals.
DVD
1988
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Boorun's Canoe

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DVD
2012
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Cannibal Story: The Animated Paintings of Yunkurra Billy Atkins = Ngayurnangalku

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"Der magisch erzählte und kreativ-einfach animierte australische Film entstand aus der Zusammenarbeit zwischen dem Regisseur Sohan Ariel Hayes und dem Aboriginal-Maler Yunkurra Billy Atkins." [3sat.de].
DVD
2012; 2015
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Colour Theory

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In this new art series from NITV we look at new and developing communities and collectives that are producing contemporary work that reflects the up and coming artistic development within the creative indigenous community, that up until now has had little exposure to a wider society. Presenting the work of various artists from each state and territory, "Colour Theory" demonstrates the incredible range of indigenous artistic expression and practice. Featuring works in a variety of media, including painting on bark and canvas, sculpture, textiles, weaving, new media, photo media, printmaking installation, dance and music. Shot on location in the many beautiful and varied places around Australia, Each half hour episode will explore the Artist's affiliation with their Gallery or Art Cent [...]
DVD
2012; 2013
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Crossing Country: The Alchemy of Western Arnhem Land Art

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This DVD features artist interviews and marvelous images of country and their art work.
DVD
2004
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Exile and the Kingdom

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In two parts tells the story of the tribal Aboriginal peoples of the Fortescue River Region and the forces which took them away from their tribal lands into the white towns, such as Roebourne (Ieramagadu).
DVD
1993; 2005
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First Australians; The First Australians: The Untold Story of Australia

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First Australians chronicles the birth of contemporary Australia as never told before, from the perspective of its first people. First Australians explores what unfolds when the oldest living culture in the world is overrun by the world's greatest empire.
DVD
2008
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Gulpilil- One Red Blood; Gulpilil: One Red Blood

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A fascinating documentary that traces the twin lives of David Gulpilil - one as an A-list actor appearing in groundbreaking films from Walkabout to Ten Canoes; the other as a traditional member and elder of an isolated Arnhem land Aboriginal community. Featuring insights from Gulpilil's celebrated colleagues, including Philip Noyce, Rolf De Heer and Jack Thompson, see how Gulpilil revolutionised Australian filmmaking by bringing Aboriginal culture to the screen.
DVD
2007
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In My Father's Country

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"In one of the most remote corners of indigenous Australia a boy will soon become a man. His father has told him that his initiation will be soon. In My Father's Country documents a rare and intimate moment in the life of a family living in huruputjpi, a remote indigenous community in north-east Arnhem Land. (STUDY GUIDE AVAILABLE)"--Container.
DVD
2008; 2010