Senior QLD public servant, Denise Hagan went to Lockhart River for six months and ended up staying for five years. She arrived as just another untrustworthy white bureaucrat who was going to tell the local community what to do. But this program was different. Denise Hagan listened to the locals' dreams and helped put them in place. In the process, Denise fell in love with Lockhart River and the Aboriginal community cried when this 'sister' finally had to leave.
Every year, Alice Springs in the Northern Territory comes alive to the sounds of desert reggae, rock and gospel music with the staging of the showcase Indigenous event - the Bush Bands Bash.
Mark Bin Bakar is the creator of the outrageous, hilarious Indigenous icon, Mary G. But like lots of comedians his life has been both painful and testing.
Indigenous young people (12-18 years) have often grown up against a background of entrenched social and economic disadvantage. This program looks at community-based initiatives that draw on culture that are having a significant impact on the health and well-being of Indigenous young people.
In this series, presenter Miriam Corowa speaks to Indigenous and non-Indigenous insiders to discuss six topics of interest to all Australians. From the vexed subjects of Aboriginal health, education and justice, to national and international success in sport and music and the impact of climate change on communities across the country, Talking Stick provides a candid assessment of the state of the Indigenous nation.
The story of Karlu Karlu - the eerie and majestic country in Central Australia that white Australia christened the Devils Marbles. This spiritually powerful rock formation was the centre of a long custody battle.
Filmed during 1996 and 1997, it provides the most relevant 'snapshot' from that period of the land justice issue as it unravelled over an eighteen month period.
A young white woman steps across the urban divide to find out what it's like to live on the black side of Brisbane.
From Australia's magnificent Kimberley region - one of the few remaining wildernesses on the planet - an Aboriginal family take us on a journey from Country to what we call progress. Old Country, New Country: The Journey of a Raft is a parable about the clash between the oldest living culture in the world and the industrialised world. The Aboriginal people of the Kimberley region in Western Australia's far north believe "Country" is not just a piece of land that is to be bought and sold - but the very fabric of their being.
Frances Daingangan is a 45-year old mother of three who comes from the remote community of Ramingining in North East Arnhem land. Like many young girls, Frances dreamed of being a movie star - a dream that came true when Rolf de Heer cast her in the lead female role of Nowalingu in Ten Canoes. Her journey from traditional tribal life to red carpets and awards ceremonies is unlike any other.
This is the story of the extraordinary life of Australia's first Aboriginal boxing champion. In 1968 a young boxer with a charming smile punched his way to history by defeating the existing world champion, a Japanese boxer called 'Fighting Harada'. Lionel Rose became the new bantamweight champion of the world. When Rose returned to Australia after his victory, he was celebrated by a crowd of 250,000 people. His success came just months after the passing of an Australian referendum, giving the Government new powers to advance Aboriginal rights.
The township of Lightning Ridge, in north-western NSW gained media attention in 2009 for the large number of children forcibly removed from their homes by the NSW Department of Community Services.
Two years ago, the Howard Coalition Government announced its 'intervention' into Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory. Central Australian producer, Vincent Lamberti has tracked the impact of the policy on residents.
Through re-enactment this documentary brings to life a character, who until now, has never been acknowledged let alone celebrated in Australian colonial history. With Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal expert voices this story reconciles the contention between the oral and written history of the early European settlement.
A two-part documentary series that explores the story of Pemulwuy - a traditional Bidgigal warrior who led a 12 year guerrilla war of payback against the soldiers and settlers of the British colony at Sydney Cove who stole land, food resources, and kidnapped and killed Bidgigal women.
Before he began his career as a successful sports commentator, Charlie King worked on the front line as a family violence case worker. Charlie, a Gurindji man, is now using his voice and renown to advocate against family violence in Aboriginal communities across the Northern Territory, and in the past three years has devised a unique and powerful strategy.
A series of short films that paint a compelling portrait of the people, history, culture and place of the Yolngu people whose homeland is the Arafura Swamp of north-central Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory.
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