A 'rags to riches' story about a young boy, raised in government housing by a widowed, single mother in a NSW country town who had a dream that came true!
For the Bardi people of the Dampier Peninsula north of Broome in the West Kimberley, it is Oondoorrd time, a time of celebration and friendly competition as young men try to spear their first 'married turtle'.
We pay tribute to the late, great Ngarandjerri singer and songwriter Ruby Hunter. Featuring archival interviews with Ruby and her life partner, Archie Roach, and many of the songs that made them both famous.
Already seasoned rodeo riders themselves, three young people, Kaleb Comollatti, Dallas McNamara and John Stacey, are continuing a proud family history of professional saddle bronc and bull riding.
Well known magistrate Pat O'Shane, her sister Margaret, and Pat's daughters Lydia and Marilyn Miller all have remarkable individual stories of accomplishment against the odds.
In episode three, Hetti explores the themes of Bitter and Sweet and asks "How does the startling beauty - and humour - of Aboriginal art intertwine with reverberations of the past and our present"?
The issue of maintaining strong male role models is explored by five initiated Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal men, all seeking to find their place while dealing with the challenge of living in two separate social systems.
Rev. Lenore Parker (nee Randall), an Anglican Church deacon, and her youngest daughter, Frances Belle Parker, an award-winning artist, draw their strength from the generations of Yaegl people that have walked before them.
In this three-part documentary series, Hetti Perkins takes us on a personal journey into the world of Aboriginal art. art + soul, directed by Warwick Thornton (Samson and Delilah), is the powerful and emotionally engaging television series about contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, and the artists who create it.
Broome in Western Australia is home to the Torres Family who are fast mastering new technologies to tell old stories. They now run one of the most successful Indigenous film and television production companies in Australia.
Where can you get powerhouse performances from Australia's hottest Indigenous artists like Dan Sultan, Christine Anu, Archie Roach, Ali Mills, Frank Yamma and Bangarra Dance Theatre all in the one place? Easy - be watching SBS's broadcast of the 2010 Deadly Awards.
Jimmy Little was Australia's first Aboriginal recording star with his worldwide 1960s hit song Royal Telephone. Jimmy was born into a musical family on the banks of the Murray River, and although one of nature's gentlemen, from an early age he had a steely resolve to succeed. In the early 60s Jimmy even outsold the Beatles in Australia and became one of the first Indigenous Australians to break through on radio and television.
Bloodlines is a special six-part series exploring some of Australia's most prominent Indigenous families. Family and connection to country are the universal touchstones of Indigenous Australians. Since European invasion some families have become the stuff of history and their stories legendary.
Convicted of murder in 1959, Max Stuart was subjected to several unsuccessful appeals and a Royal Commission which upheld the verdict. A young Rupert Murdoch publicised the case and it became a media sensation in Australia.
Two sisters revisit the landscapes of their early childhood and recount their young lives as Wirrangul women.
Message Stick follows the island's boxing team started by Ray, the 70-year-old father figure and coach who moved to the island a decade ago after he hit the home brew when his kids left home and his marriage broke down. Ray says, "I've lived here so long, I think I'm more black than white".
Spirit Stones is an exceptional film set in the south-west corner of Australia. On many occasions in the 1940s and '50s stones fell on Aboriginal (Noongar) camps. These 'showers' delivered stones in locations up to 250km apart, falling at various places for hours, sometimes days and even weeks and months. Landowners, Aboriginal farm labourers and inquisitive townsfolk were all witness to falling stones. Though these events stretched over many years not one person was ever hurt.
Palm Island was established as an Aboriginal settlement in 1918 and it soon became known as Punishment Island. Throughout its history the island has been plagued by controversy. For residents of Palm Island it's a different story: it's their home, their community, and it's not all bad news. Almost ten years ago 'Uncle' Ray Dennis packed up his life on the mainland and moved to Palm Island. He had always trained boxers and on any given afternoon his gym is alive with kids of all ages training with Uncle Ray.
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