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Byron Arakwal NAIDOC Week Indigenous Spotlight – 2022

In celebration of screening an incredible collection of some of our country’s most talented and creative Indigenous filmmakers.

Screening: On tour | Runtime: 98 mins | Classification: under 15 to be w/adult

  • Wanmari

    A Ngalakgan woman from Ngukurr, NT, just wants to catch a nailfish at her favourite fishing spot, Wanmari. But her family are thwarting her plans. When she sees an eagle, her grandfather’s dreaming, she remembers to use the knowledge she has of Country and soon, good luck comes her way.

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  • Good Night

    A busy sound engineer (Clarence Ryan) accepts a last-minute recording job from a stranger (Caroline Brazier) instead of heading home to his family and is deeply affected by the song he’s recording.

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  • Finding Jedda

    At St Mary’s Anglican Home, Alice Springs, 1953, two best friends go head to head auditioning for the lead role in a movie, and face the prospect of leaving the Home for good.

  • Jarli

    Jarli Jones, a young First Nations girl in outback Australia, dreams of flying to the stars and sets out on an adventure to do just that.

  • Lifeblood

    A stunning exploration of Bourke Shire’s landscape, First Nations history and folklore that brings to our attention the resilience of the natural environment and the land’s inhabitants.

  • Strange Country

    Strange Country is a tale about ancient spirits that inhabit a far remote corner of Australia’s wilderness, and the people they choose for special tasks to protect the land from those that wish to steal from it for personal gain.

  • Sunnies

    After roaming the streets of his neighbourhood one morning, Malcolm, a troubled and somewhat delinquent teen, decides to steal a pair of sunglasses from the local shops – an act that is later revealed to be part of a much bigger plan.

  • Tooly

    A young indigenous girl struggling to engage with her culture learns of Tooly, the sign of an impending death in the family.

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  • Shiny One

    A young man dreams of escaping his bush community and finding riches, but soon learns that wealth comes in many forms.

  • Jacky Jacky The Helicopter Pilot

    Jacky Jacky is jack of all trades on a station near Norseman, WA. The best mustered around! That is, until the helicopter arrives. This fun Aboriginal joke provides a giggle!