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In Between Songs - Aboriginal Clan Leaders Struggle to Maintain Ancestral Traditions
In a protected northern territory of Australia called Arnhem Land, aboriginal Galpu clan leaders Djalu Gurruwiwi, and his sister, Dhanggal, strive to restore eroding traditions in the midst of an uncertain future. Distractions of the modern world pull at the minds and bodies of the youth, and the sacred lands…
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CROCODILE DREAMING is a modern day supernatural myth about two estranged brothers, played by iconic Indigenous actors DAVID GULPILIL and TOM LEWIS. Separated at birth, they have different fathers. One is readily accepted as a fully-fledged member of the tribe and is looked on to fulfill the duties of jungaiy,…
Bungalung - A Dreaming of Cannibals
Around a campfire, on a moonlit night, two Anmatjere Elders, Patsy and Jane Briscoe, sing and re-tell an epic Dreaming story told to them by their father and grandfather. It is a story of two young men who are forced into action when a clan of demon Cannibals devour their…
Willaberta Jack [from the CAAMA Collection]
This is a true story of the Northern Territory in the 1920s when it was Australia's last frontier - rugged and harsh. Willaberta Jack and Harry Henty were both cattlemen - one Aboriginal, one white. Henty was a returned veteran of World War One who took up a station near…
Ringtone - Mobile Phones in a an Australian Indigenous Community
In a world where everyone has a mobile phone, a personalised ringtone can say a lot about you. Welcome to the once-remote Aboriginal community of Gapuwiyak in northeast Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory, where individual ringtones reveal rich insights into lives of the Yolngu people. From ancestral clan songs,…
Green Bush
Every night, Indigenous radio announcer and DJ, Kenny, hosts the Green Bush show for Aboriginal communities. Isolated at the station, he takes requests for music, while at the same time coping with the pressure of the community around him. Based on his own experiences as a radio DJ in Alice…
Who We Are: Brave New Clan
Brave New Clan features six extraordinary young Australians who share what Indigenous culture means to them today in contemporary urban Australia. From the bustling streets of Sydney to the aquamarine vistas of the Torres Strait, their stories span a diverse population across the country and yet share common themes of…
To Get That Country
Without narration, and without identification of individual speakers, the film provides an invaluable record of two events which occurred in the final week of January 1977, and which marked "a turning point in legal recognition of Aboriginal rights to land". The film documents discussions among traditional owners and white officials…
Crook Hat & Camphoo
Crook Hat and Camphoo are Alyawarra elders, from central Australia, who are concerned about the survival of traditional skills and culture. As Crook Hat says at the beginning of this outstanding film: "We are telling the old people's way. It's not just our way. We are trying to teach others…
Time Bomb
In this film, Frank talks about his life - growing up in Areyonga in a valley of the Macdonnell ranges west of Alice Springs, and attending the mission school there. After schooling, Frank worked as a construction worker in Alice Springs where he also played football. He became a community…
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, in Central Australia. Bob Randall is a 'Tjilpi' (old fella)…
The Lore Of Love
Teenager, Jessie Bartlett Nungarrayi, takes us on a journey from Alice Springs to the ancestral homelands of her Pintubi grandmothers where the old ladies propose to teach her about relationships with men, the lore of love, the traditional way. With her teenage skin sister, Lizzie, Jessie travels into the remote…