High Ground, High Ground Pictures, 2020. A fictional thriller set in the Northern Territory in the 1930s. Based on real events, The Sydney Morning Herald has described the film as ‘a classic Australian account of the damage done by rampant colonialism.’ View a trailer here: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9286908/?ref_=ttpl_pl_tt
Jandamarra–Aboriginal Geronimo, Rebel Films, 12 March 2017. Jandamarra (1870–1897) was an Aboriginal warrior and leader of the Bunuba people from Western Australia. The Dictionary of Australian Biography has included an entry on him by Howard Pedersen in the Indigenous Australia collection at: https://ia.anu.edu.au/biography/jandamarra-8822
You can watch the documentary Jandamarra–Aboriginal Jeronimo on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4a2Ik5YvT0
Jandamarra’s War, Electric Pictures, Trailer, 4 May 2011. You can watch a trailer for this film, narrated by Ernie Dingo, at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXejE5DXR9E
DVD available: https://electricpictures.com.au/produc…
VOD available: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/jandamarra…
Looky Looky Here Comes Cooky, Documentary, Tamarind Tree Pictures Pty Ltd, Roar Film Pty Ltd, 2020
Presenter, co-writer and slam poet Steven Oliver takes the audience on an incredible and scenic journey across Australia from the cliffs of Kurnell to the Torres Strait. As he travels the land interrogating Cook’s legacy, he poses the question – in 2020, does Australia have a blurred history of Cook?
Available on SBS On Demand
||Sweet Country, Bunya Productions, 2017, (more information: https://bunyaproductions.com.au/sweet-country/), directed by award-winning director, Warwick Thornton (Samson and Delilah, 2009). The film was released in Australia on 26 January 2018, ‘Australia Day’–to First Nations People and their supporters, the Day of Mourning, Invasion Day or Survival Day. The film, inspired by real events that happened on the Northern Territory frontier, is an Australian western, set in the 1920s. The movie has already been nominated for many awards and won the Special Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival, the Platform Prize at the Toronto International Film Festival, the Best Fiction Feature, Adelaide Film Festival Audience Awards, and Best Feature Film, Asia Pacific Screen Award. Sweet Country may still be showing in cinemas. Watch the Trailer: https://bunyaproductions.com.au/sweet-country/
The film can be previewed, bought and downloaded on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/AU/movie/id1339458990
or watched on NITV through SBS On Demand.
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