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ALL ROADS LEAD TO HOME
Director: Ole Maiava and Daryll Thomson
Duration: 13 mins
A short documentary about Aoteroa artist and master
carver George Nuku and his work at the launch of the
National Geographic Indigenous film fund, ‘All Roads’
film project in L.A .
SUN Kula Films 3:45PM
Director: Amiel Courtin-Wilson. Duration: 84 mins
Aboriginal elder, actor, cat burglar, junkie and gay, Jack
Charles is a man of irrepressible contradictions and
conflicting personas. Over six years, Bastardy follows
Jack in and out of gaol as he traverses the criminal
underworld to support his heroin habit - all the while
performing on the stages and film sets of some of
Australia’s most renowned directors.
SAT Kula Films 11:10AM
SAT Kula Films 9:30PM
Director: Biyalnga Bidingal. Duration: 16 mins
This new film uncovers an everyday encounter with a
supernatural Macassan spirit woman of Port Bradshaw
in North East Arnhemland. Written, directed, filmed and
acted by Yolngu of the Mulka Project in Yirrkala. Yolngu
Matha with subtitles.
SUN Kula Films 8:20PM
BIG WOMEN FROM BORROLOOLA
Directors: Dinah Norman, Jemima Miller and Rosie Noble.
Duration: 30 mins
This documentary brings together the stories, songs,
shared histories, and contemporary realities of Yanyuwa,
Garrwa, Mara and Kudanji women, and reflects the
multiplicity of their diversity of experiences and the
enormous change brought about by colonisation, and
includes women-specific knowledge of Law.
SAT Kula Films 10:00AM
Director: Trisha Morton-Torres, 2008. Duration: 24 mins.
Around a campfire, two young Anmartjere elders, Patsy
and Jane Briscoe, sing and tell the epic dreaming story
of two young men, forced into action when a clan of
demon cannibals devour their entire tribe, and kidnap
women: a journey into the supernatural, ‘scary’ aspect of
dreamtime storytelling, designed to ensure the safety of
Aboriginal children and enhance their spiritual intuition.
SAT Kula Films 6:20PM
Director: Luke Barrowcliffe. Duration: 22 mins
Local Gabi Gabi woman, Bev Hand, takes us on a
delightful and informative journey of the Bunya tree nut
harvest and celebration, where the community gather to
share in this bounty, its significance and tastes.
SAT Kula Films 10:35AM
Director: S onja Dare. Duration: 24 mins. Language: Luritja
Bush Toys is a whimsical and historical journey into
the art of Bush Toy making and practice in the Central
Desert of Australia. The toys are made from salvaged
materials stripped from car bodies and found objects of
SAT Kula Films 7:20PM
GUARDING THE FAMILY SILVER
Director: Toby Mills. Duration: 46 mins
Feature Documentary : A look at the impact of the
intellectual property system on Maori and the
appropriation of traditional symbols, images and words
in the global market place.
MON Kula Films 1:00PM
Director: Kine Boman. Duration: 58 mins.
Ania, Elisabeth and Lisa belong to different generations.
Their stories reflect life in Sàpmi (Lapland). The film
relates their pleasure in working with reindeer. When
a court case questions their ancient rights to the
reindeer’s pasture, their life as reindeer keepers is at risk.
Herdswoman will be introduced by Pernilla Stalka.
MON Kula Films 3:00PM
Director: Mitch Torres. Duration: 24 mins. Language:
Nyikina and Mangal
In October 2007, members of the Jarlmadangah
Community celebrated a 20 year journey of self
determination to fulfill the dream of building a strong
family community based on the ideals many of these
around Australia have sought.
SAT Kula Films 5:50PM
KEEPING BOTH CAMPFIRES
Director: Kartina Channells. Duration: 14 mins
Imagine that your mother is Indigenous and your father
is Balanda (white Australian), and that you have spent
your whole life trying to balance two different cultures.
This is a short film that documents the experiences of
Noni Eather and her one-year-old daughter Lekaiya, as
they travel from Brisbane to Maningrida Arnhem Land,
to meet Lekaiya’s grandma Helen Williams for the first
SAT Kula Films 9:45AM
KING OF THE CORAL SEA: 1954
Director: Lee Robinson. Duration: 80 mins
This film covers illegal immigration and kidnapping
scenes, including the life on the seas for the pearl divers,
from whom the helmet and corselet diving techniques
MON Kula Films 9:30AM
MARIA TERESA - ‘TUTTI’
Director: Gloriella Jimenez. Duration: 5 mins
Once again, family tradition wins. Finally free from the
responsibility of being the younger daughter, Tutti
finds love when she is fifty years old. The man of her
dreams takes her far away from her home town, so her
reputation is not spoiled. This way, Tutti’s sacrificial life
turns out to be that of the woman she always wanted
MON Kula Films 4:40PM
ME MENGWAMAA SINATAE.
BUTTERFLY PATTERNS OF LIFE
Director: Marjorie Beaucage, 2008. Duration: 24 mins
A medicine bundle for sexual health and HIV/AIDS.
Based on oral tradition, these stories and life lessons
through art making, are intended to restore balance
in our lives and normalise talking about sexual health,
protecting ourselves and our communities.
SAT Kula Films 2:55PM
MOTHER EARTH’S CRY
Director: Lucio Olmos. Duration: 8 mins
In the beginning, chaos created order and men. Men
pretended to be God and created chaos. Even if Mother
Earth is happy about what she has created, she also feels
pain, because of men’s destruction.
MON Kula Films 4:10PM
NATIVE PROBLEM IN QLD: 1937
Director: J.W. Bleakley. Duration: 90 mins
A remarkable documentary film, recording patrols to the
reserves and missions across Queensland and the Torres
Strait Islands and includes footage of Aboriginal boxer
MON Kula Films 5:25PM
OUR VOTE COUNTS
Director: Claire Zara. Duration: 20 mins
Our Vote Counts - Stories of Aboriginal Women’s Voting
Experience, in honour of the One Hundred Years of
Women’s Suffrage Celebrations. Six women were
interviewed on film by younger Aboriginal women who
learnt that for some Aboriginal people, getting the vote,
(some sixty years later than Victorian women), did not
seem relevant to their lives.
SUN Kula Films 1:12PM
PEARLERS OF THE CORAL SEA:
Director: Stanley Hawes. Duration: 15 mins
A documentary emphasing the importance of the
pearl shell industry to the economy and life of all
Thursday Islanders and to what depth these Pearl Divers
reach. Features Thursday Islander, Japanese, Malayan
and Timorese divers working off mainland Australia,
reaching depths of up to 270 feet in the sea beyond the
mud flats. Some wonderful historical footage.
SAT Kula Films 9:30AM
IMAGINE THAT YOUR MOTHER IS INDIGENOUS AND
YOUR FATHER IS BALANDA (WHITE AUSTRALIAN)
AND YOU HAVE SPENT YOUR WHOLE LIFE TRYING
TO BALANCE TWO DIFFERENT CULTURES ...
feathers ochres totems message sticks moiety ta moko smudging shells tapa buckskin beads
moiety kinship scarring waka longhouse trochus pigments carving cleansing corroboree trochus
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