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
About the Mulka Project 4.47mins
Baywara Manda 27.38min (2013) A Yolngu story created by Yolngu and for Yolngu, Baywara Manda (2013) comes direct to you from remote Yirrkala in Arnhem Land. Telling a true story of once-upon-a-time proportions, Randjupi Mununggurr’s short film is a Mulka Project production, animated with country, on country.
Wandjuk and the pilot 3.18min, Animation by James Marika
Gurrumuru Fish Trap 24.40min
A documentary film by Sinem Saban & Damien Curtis
Our Generation is an independent documentary film, made over 3 years, that looks at the current state of Indigenous relations in Australia, home to the oldest living culture in the world. Driven by the remote Yolngu peoples of Northeast Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory, the film shines a light on the ongoing struggle of Aboriginal people to their culture, lands and basic human rights. It is a call for understanding and action, for black and white Australians to come together to challenge the ongoing racism and assimilation that lie hidden in the “lucky country”. It is also a cry for freedom, on the frontier between worlds, that resonates with the struggles of Indigenous peoples across the globe.
Image Credit: Lucy Parakhina