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Two 50 minute drama series with AFC Indigenous Unit and five 10 minute short dramas


Indigenous filmmakers experiemnt in the short film format (All Titles in Strand: Backseat, Bloodlines, Custard, Days Like These, Done Dirt Cheap, Hush, Jackie Jackie, Kwatye, Nava)


The struggle of Aboriginal people against an ineffectual health system.

Racial history told through the inhabitants of a retirement town

Essay film portraying the process of government led amendments to the Native Title Act.

The lives and work of six contemporary Australian Indigenous artists.

In Prospect Bay, a remote outpost on the South Australian coast, two communities, the Goonyas (whites) and the Nungas (blacks), come together on the one field they have in common, the football field. But the underlying racism and class warfare…

The story of Lena, the light-skinned daughter of an Aboriginal mother and Irish father and Vaughn, a Murri boy doing time in a minimum security prison in North West NSW. Dramatic events throw them together on a journey with no money and no transport.…

Indigenous birthing practices in Canada and Australia.

Performer and writer Leah Purcell talks with five dynamic Indigenous women - Rosanna Angus, Kathryn Hay, Deborah Mailman, Cilla Malone and Tammy Williams - about what it means to be Aboriginal in Australia today.

Two cousins reunited after many years apart

This film is a perilous journey into the very core of the Aboriginal psyche. A troubled young warrior, alone in a cell, is watched by a dreamtime spirit when death comes calling.

Animated animal myths and legends, these enchanting five-minute tales bring to life stories of how some of Australia's native animals came to look the way they do, and why the moon and the stars appear in the sky...

Musical about the rite of passage of an Aboriginal boy caught between two worlds.

A social history of Darwin as told by the real insiders - the Buffalo Football Club veterans. Fighting racism and discrimination on the football field in this frontier town.

From the bush to the city, Aboriginal people have used country music to tell their stories of life and the struggle for justice. Featuring rare recordings, archival images and first-hand interviews with the singers and songwriters, Buried Country…

An educational success story from the remote Northern territory

Kate is on a plane taking Warren, her 18 year old Torres Strait Islander foster son, to meet Flo, his birth mother, who is gravely ill in hospital in Brisbane. Flo hasn't seen Warren since she took him to the hospital on Thursday Island when he was a…

The 'mapping' of the Ngurrara clan in Western Australia.

The story of Harold Furber one of the 'Stolen Generation'.

Set in Alice Springs, one brother is determined to go to Coober Pedy but the other is determined to stop him.

An indigenous drama about how heroes, villians and myths are constructed


Literary classics and indigenous twists on the food featured in their pages

Aboriginal artists struggle against commercial exploitation

A century ago the Torres Strait Islands in far North Australia were the famous subjects of the Cambridge Anthropological Expedition, yet the resulting depletion of their cultural artifacts left them with nothing but a history of remembered loss. In a…

The removal of a sacred stone turns one small community in Arnhem Land upside down. Burrimmilla (David Gulpilil) returns to his homeland and, along with his estranged brother Charlie (Tom E Lewis), embarks on an epic quest to find the stone and…


In 1910, a Swedish scientist, Eric Mjorberg, questions the evolution of Indigenous Australians. Uses archival footage from Sweedish expedition to Kimberly in 1910

The story of Joe Bussard Jnr and his collecting obsession.

Flinders Island people and their land claim

First time teachers sent to an outback high school

A white woman spends a month living with an urban indigenous Australian male


Endangered examines the difficulties faced by young women in trying to find eligible Aboriginal men.

The history of Indigenous Australia from pre-history to the present day.

A performance by the Bangarra dance company.

Adulthood is forced upon a young girl

Explores how the relationship between a Koori boy and his father is strengthened through the death of a magpie lark ("the peewee").

Many people know of Bonita Mabo, widow of Eddie Mabo, and the native title claim they successfully fought on behalf of his Torres Strait Islander people. Little has been said, however, about the quiet yet strong-willed woman who stood with her…

Cathy Freeman and Deborah Mailman present Lonely Planet's Guide to Indigenous Australia. Eps 1.The Kimberly, 2.Rodeo Country, 3.Croc Country, 4.Arnhem Land

Australia through the eyes of Cathy Freeman and Luke Carroll.

A middle aged woman confronts her family at a funeral.

A short film about an Indigenous radio DJ who struggles to keep his community functioning. Kenny (David Page) does the nightshift at a remote radio station, and must negotiate the nightly drama while still spinning the music.


A story of mateship between two WW1 soldiers, one black, one white.

The travelling court in the Kimberly region.

In a remote corner of Indigenous Australia, in Northeast Arnhem Land, a boy will soon become a man. His father has told him that his initiation will be soon.

The film explores how British author Arthur Upfield created the world's first aboriginal detective, Napoleon Bonaparte or Bony to his fans (who included Orson Welles) and how Bony became a controversial and misunderstood character in his own country…

Shot in regional Victoria and designed to familiarise Australians with Indigenous place names

Leah Purcell explains the history of Indigenous place names

Shot in the Kimberley and designed to familiarise Australians with Indignous place names

Jane Elliott's workshop against racism

Naomi Mayers is a very determined woman. She has a generous laugh and a strong spirit which comes from her deep family ties to the old Cummeragunja mission. She's been the CEO of the Aboriginal Medical Service (AMS) in Sydney's Redfern for many…
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