Filmmaker Warwick Thornton investigates our relationship to the Southern Cross, in this fun and thought-provoking ride through Australia's cultural and political landscape. He takes us on a journey through this five-star constellation's astronomical, colonial and Indigenous history to the present day. For Aboriginal people, the meaning of this heavenly body is deeply spiritual. By contrast, the star-adorned Eureka Flag was emblematic of protest and defiance, a quality that caused it to be adopted by activists, and lately, the darker side of Australian nationalism.
When tragedy strikes at home, two Aboriginal teenagers embark on a journey of survival, searching for a better life in Alice Springs.
Host Steven Oliver, along with team captains Elaine Crombie and Daniel Browning, explore art through the subject of Family. Guests include Emma Donovan, Matt Ford, Ian Zaro, and Bjorn Stewart.
The visionary people of Woorabinda are taking matters of community into their own hands, and they're doing it their way and integrating culture into everyday life.
In the late 1800s, missionaries came to Yarrabah, bringing with them brass musical instruments. The Yarrabah Brass Band continues a long traditional legacy of music and culture within the community.
On the tiny island of Dauan in the north west of the Torres Strait, spirituality and culture is deeply connected to the water and sea country that surrounds the island.
This is the story of Aunty June Murray who grew up in a mission, worked as a domestic servant, and helped her community. In 2019, at 91 years of age, she was awarded the Order of Australia.
In the Pilbara, Ngaarda families have lived on their ngurra for over 50,000 years, practising culture and law. Elders are concerned that the younger generation is losing their connection to country.
After enduring vile, racist abuse from crowds, AFL player Nicky Winmar raises his jumper and points out his black skin to show his pride in his Aboriginality. The incident is politicised and takes a toll on Winmar especially after further, racist incidents occur on the Footy Show with Sam Newman.
**Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that the following media resource may contain images and voices of people who have died.** After taking up AFL when his family moved to Victoria, Adam is eventually spotted as a rising star and drafted to the Sydney Swans. Despite being welcomed by his relative Michael O’Loughlin, it is, at first, a challenging time for Adam. When Paul Roos comes on board, Goodes flourishes at the club.
**Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that the following media resource may contain images and voices of people who have died.** Adam Goodes and Stan Grant share their experiences of racism as children and growing up with dark skin.
**Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that the following media resource may contain images and voices of people who have died.** This clip from The Australian Dream looks at the different ways Australians celebrate, reflect or mourn on January 26th. Adam Goodes spends time with the wider community at Yabun festival.
Walkley award-winning writer Stan Grant tells the remarkable story of indigenous AFL legend Adam Goodes. Through the backdrop of Goodes' journey, the film explores race, identity, and belonging in Australia today.
Steve Jamijinpa Patrick embarks on an epic journey to rediscover the secrets of how to make rain, Warlpiri-style.
Can you guess the famous Aboriginal print maker, poet and playwright? What were some of his achievements? What kind of themes recur in his works? Where was he born?
Host Steven Oliver and team captains Elaine Crombie and Daniel Browning explore Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art through the subject of Longing. Guests include Brendon Boney, Leila Gurruwiwi, Ursula Yovich and Ben Graetz.
Aunty Barbara Simms is a well-known La Perouse Aboriginal Elder, born and raised on the beaches of Lapa. A Bidjigal and Wadi Wadi woman, Aunty Barb is an active member of her community.
Joel Brown, a Gunditjmara man, is heading home. He'll meet family, friends, see country, and learn about family and his people's history.
A cattle station's view of negotiating with a distant bureaucracy, this fascinating observational documentary documents relationships within the Aboriginal community of Collum Collum.
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