Celebrate NAIDOC (National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Committee) Week at the MCA with films by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander filmmakers.
Laugh, cry, be amazed and enlightened through a broad selection of films. Accessible to families and audiences of all ages.
2 – 6 Jul, 12.30–2pm
Veolia Lecture Theatre
Dir: Mitch Torres
Prod:Andrew Ogilvie, Andrea Quesnelle, Eileen Torres
Jandamarra’s War is the story of an Australian Aboriginal man who should be as famous as Ned Kelly. In 1894, Jandamarra led a rebellion against invading pastoralists in defence of his people’s ancient land and culture. Until his death in brutal retribution, this formidable Bunuba warrior waged a 3-year guerrilla war, earning him both the admiration of his people and international notoriety.
Dir: Kelli Cross, Australia
Prod: Spearpoint Productions, Writ: Kelli Cross
Trying to stay strong for her family on what proves to be a distressing and difficult day, a young woman comes to realize that some things in life are beyond her control. All that is left is love and hope.
Dir: Kimberley West, Australia
Prod: Kelrick Martin, Writ: Dot West
Can Jamie set his fishing line aside for one night in order to catch the girl of his dreams?
Dir: Ngaire Pigram, Australia
Prod: Kelrick Martin, Writ: Ngaire Pigram
Debbie searches for the freedom to let go, by embracing what always gave her the strength to stay here.
Image Credit: Lucy Parakhina