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Arakwal NAIDOC WEEK Indigenous Spotlight Shorts – 2023

In celebration of screening an incredible collection of some of our country’s most creative Indigenous talent, both behind and in front of the camera.

Download: 16th Arakwal NAIDOC Week Indigenous Spotlight Shorts programme
View: 16th Arakwal NAIDOC Week Indigenous Spotlight Shorts sizzle reel


Screening: On tour | Runtime: 107 mins | Classification: under 15 to be w/adult

  • The Dress

    The Annual Debutante Ball is a big deal in First Nations Australian Aboriginal communities. When Pa reveals a secret on top of the wardrobe, a young girl’s dream is fulfilled.

  • Bangay Lore

    Baŋgay Lore, meaning spear in the Dyirabal language of Far North QLD, showcases how aboriginal culture is perceived when it is performed on stage, and when it is expressed in everyday society. Exploring limitations wrongly placed on the expression of aboriginal culture, it follows the journey of a young aboriginal dancer as he struggles with acceptance of his culture outside of the theatre.

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  • Tangki (Donkey)

    Three Anangu women recount how donkeys came to be well loved in their desert community in the time before modern things like cars existed.

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  • Bunker: The Last Fleet

    The year is 2057. For six years the extra-terrestrial invaders have occupied our world. The harvest of humankind has begun. When they arrived, everything was lost. For Tjarra and Reo, hope, it seems, is hard to find in the midst of a storm.

  • Katele (Mudskipper)

    Martha, a Torres Strait Islander woman works tirelessly in a laundromat loading machines and folding washing, ready for the collection of her boss. When a mysterious visitor arrives, Martha is reminded of the life she has left behind.

  • Kukaputju (The Hunter)

    Yanyangkari and her clever dog, Kungka, go hunting in the bush. What they catch surprises and delights them and their companions.

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  • Generations Of Men

    In pre-federation Australia, a young girl travelling to the Queensland bush is forced to witness the terrifying yet powerful potential of the female body. starring Brenna Harding

  • Wirnitj

    Based on the real-life experiences of Noongar Elder Aden Eades, Wirintj, retells the supernatural phenomena of stones raining from the sky. Teenager Aden and his Whadjella best friend Steven are working the camp when the arrival of mysterious and beautiful Joyce marks the beginning of extraordinary events.

  • The Fritz

    Arriving at a party after being hit by a meteor, a nervous man (Trevor Jamieson) seeks to confront his brothers about their tumultuous past, but things don’t quite go according to plan. Also featuring Clarence Ryan and Kamahl.

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