The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith
1:57:18

The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith

NITV July 23, 2011

Media arts

Indigenous Australians

Personal and social capability

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
The true story of a part aboriginal man who finds the pressure of adapting to white culture intolerable, and as a result snaps in a violent and horrific manner.

The true story of a part aboriginal man who finds the pressure of adapting to white culture intolerable, and as a result snaps in a violent and horrific manner.

Utopia
1:50:25

Utopia

NITV July 16, 2017

Indigenous Australians

Ethical understanding

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
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This controversial documentary film draws on filmmaker John Pilger's long association with Indigenous Australians; an investigation into Australia's colonial past and wealthy ...

This controversial documentary film draws on filmmaker John Pilger's long association with Indigenous Australians; an investigation into Australia's colonial past and wealthy present, setting out to break the stereotypes of the first people of Australia. This film is both a personal journey for Pilger and a universal story of power and resistance, of how modern societies can be divided between those who conform and the dystopian world of those who do not.

Goldstone
1:49:36

Goldstone

ABC July 1, 2018

Media arts

Indigenous Australians

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Indigenous Detective Jay Swan arrives in the frontier mining town of Goldstone on a missing person's enquiry. What seems like a simple 'light duties' investigation soon opens ...

Indigenous Detective Jay Swan arrives in the frontier mining town of Goldstone on a missing person's enquiry. What seems like a simple 'light duties' investigation soon opens into a web of crime and corruption implicating the local mayor, mining boss and Aboriginal Land Council.

Charlie's Country
1:44:06

Charlie's Country

Masterpiece September 8, 2015

Media arts

Indigenous Australians

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Living in a remote Aboriginal community in the northern part of Australia, Charlie is a warrior past his prime. As the government increases its stranglehold over the ...

Living in a remote Aboriginal community in the northern part of Australia, Charlie is a warrior past his prime. As the government increases its stranglehold over the community's traditional way of life, Charlie becomes lost between two cultures. His new modern life offers him a way to survive but, ultimately, it is one he has no power over.

Mabo
1:43:25

Mabo

ABC June 10, 2012

History

Indigenous Australians

Personal and social capability

Civics and citizenship

Ethical understanding

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This telemovie tells the story of Eddie 'Koiki' Mabo, the Torres Strait Islander, who left school at 15, yet spearheaded the High Court challenge that overthrew the fiction of ...

This telemovie tells the story of Eddie 'Koiki' Mabo, the Torres Strait Islander, who left school at 15, yet spearheaded the High Court challenge that overthrew the fiction of terra nullius. It traces Koiki's life, through his early exile from his beloved Murray Island, his years of working on the trochus trawlers and the outback railways, to his decision to embrace activism in order to change rights and freedoms for Indigenous Australians. It also tells of his struggles to begin a school specifically for Aboriginal and Islander children.

Walkabout
1:40:51

Walkabout

NITV August 11, 2016

Media arts

Indigenous Australians

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Starring David Gulpilil in his first major screen role, Walkabout chronicles the spiritual and emotional journey of a sister and brother abandoned in the Australian outback.

Starring David Gulpilil in his first major screen role, Walkabout chronicles the spiritual and emotional journey of a sister and brother abandoned in the Australian outback.

In My Country
1:38:42

In My Country

NITV April 20, 2019

Media arts

Personal and social capability

Indigenous Australians

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Can the deep wounds of Apartheid be healed through reconciliation? Anna Malan and Langston Whitfield must both question their sense of identity, where they belong and their ...

Can the deep wounds of Apartheid be healed through reconciliation? Anna Malan and Langston Whitfield must both question their sense of identity, where they belong and their personal responsibility.

Black and White
1:37:25

Black and White

NITV August 3, 2014

Media arts

Indigenous Australians

Personal and social capability

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Black and White is the recreation of the landmark 1958 South Australian Court trial of young Aboriginal Max Stuart.

Black and White is the recreation of the landmark 1958 South Australian Court trial of young Aboriginal Max Stuart.

Putuparri and the Rainmakers
1:36:39

Putuparri and the Rainmakers

NITV March 13, 2016

Media arts

Indigenous Australians

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Putuparri and the Rainmakers is a rare and emotional journey to meet the traditional rainmakers of Australia's Great Sandy Desert who have fought a 20 year battle to win back ...

Putuparri and the Rainmakers is a rare and emotional journey to meet the traditional rainmakers of Australia's Great Sandy Desert who have fought a 20 year battle to win back their traditional homeland. Spanning ten transformative years in the life of Tom 'Putuparri' Lawford, he navigates the deep chasm between his Western upbringing and his growing determination to fight for his family's homeland. A trip back to his grandparent's 'country' in the desert begins the process of cultural awakening. Putuparri is shocked to learn that the dreamtime myths are not just stories, and that there is a country called Kurtal and a snake spirit that is the subject of an elaborate rainmaking ritual. Putuparri is a man caught between two worlds: the deeply spiritual universe of his people's traditional culture and his life in modern society where he struggles with alcoholism and domestic violence. As he reconnects with his ancestral lands and learns about his traditional culture he begins to accept his future as a leader of his people and shoulders his responsibility to pass this knowledge onto the next generation. Set against the backdrop of their long fight to reclaim their traditional lands, Putuparri and the Rainmakers is an emotional, visually breathtaking story of love, hope, and the survival of Aboriginal law and culture against all odds.

Samson And Delilah
1:36:34

Samson And Delilah

ABC2 January 24, 2010

Media arts

Indigenous Australians

English

History

Personal and social capability

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Winner of the Camera d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival, and Australia's official entry in the 82nd Academy Awards - Samson and Delilah was one of the most critically and ...

Winner of the Camera d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival, and Australia's official entry in the 82nd Academy Awards - Samson and Delilah was one of the most critically and commercially successful Australian films for this year. It has played to sold-out audiences around the world and is about to open in England and France. Samson and Delilah's world is small - an isolated community in the central Australian desert. When tragedy strikes they turn their backs on home and embark on a journey of survival. Lost, unwanted and alone they discover that life isn't always fair, but love never judges.

The Fringe Dwellers
1:34:08

The Fringe Dwellers

ABC June 1, 2014

Media arts

Indigenous Australians

Personal and social capability

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Story of an Aboriginal family who tries to move out of the fringe into the main white community.

Story of an Aboriginal family who tries to move out of the fringe into the main white community.

The Tracker
1:34:02

The Tracker

SBS May 1, 2011

Media arts

Indigenous Australians

Personal and social capability

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Set in the Australian outback in 1922, this is a story about four men in pursuit of an Aboriginal man, accused of the murder of a white woman. Their quest into the outback ...

Set in the Australian outback in 1922, this is a story about four men in pursuit of an Aboriginal man, accused of the murder of a white woman. Their quest into the outback begins and it doesn't take long before each man is faced with his inner conflict regarding racism, and this soon becomes the more dangerous element within the journey then the hunt for the accused.

The Darkside
1:30:09

The Darkside

ABC January 24, 2015

Media arts

English

History

Indigenous Australians

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Director Warwick Thornton assembles a collection of poignant, sad, funny and absurd true ghost tales from across Australia and brings them to life with some of Australia's ...

Director Warwick Thornton assembles a collection of poignant, sad, funny and absurd true ghost tales from across Australia and brings them to life with some of Australia's most iconic actors as the storytellers.

Vacant Possession
1:30:07

Vacant Possession

NITV January 23, 2018

Indigenous Australians

Ethical understanding

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
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After her mother's death Tessa returns to her childhood home at Kurnell and to memories of a disturbing childhood.

After her mother's death Tessa returns to her childhood home at Kurnell and to memories of a disturbing childhood.

We Don't Need a Map
1:28:33

We Don't Need a Map

NITV July 23, 2017

Indigenous Australians

Science

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
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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 ...

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.

Ten Canoes
1:27:37

Ten Canoes

SBS September 30, 2012

Media arts

Indigenous Australians

Personal and social capability

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Critically acclaimed and internationally successful, Ten Canoes won six AFI Awards in 2006 and the Special Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, an honour that is bestowed ...

Critically acclaimed and internationally successful, Ten Canoes won six AFI Awards in 2006 and the Special Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, an honour that is bestowed upon films regarded as having particular significance for the art form. Directed by Rolf de Heer, Ten Canoes is an invitation to glimpse the ancient world of the Yolngu people, through a combination of ethnographically inspired narrative, juxtaposed with ancient Indigenous cultural beliefs and traditions.

Tudawali
1:27:02

Tudawali

ABC July 7, 2014

Media arts

Indigenous Australians

Personal and social capability

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Ernie Dingo delivers an outstanding portrayal of Robert Tudawali, the first Aboriginal film star, whose lead role in Jedda is iconic in Australian cinema. This film traces the ...

Ernie Dingo delivers an outstanding portrayal of Robert Tudawali, the first Aboriginal film star, whose lead role in Jedda is iconic in Australian cinema. This film traces the life of Tudawali.

Here I Am
1:26:54

Here I Am

NITV June 8, 2019

Media arts

Indigenous Australians

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Karen is a beautiful young woman with a dark past, but she's got potential and she knows it. Fresh out of prison, she finds herself on the streets with a burning desire to ...

Karen is a beautiful young woman with a dark past, but she's got potential and she knows it. Fresh out of prison, she finds herself on the streets with a burning desire to turn her life around but no one to call for help. Eventually, she finds a haven at a shelter for women like herself. With the support of her new community of friends, Karen begins the journey of reconnecting with her estranged mother and her young daughter, and she is soon propelled to face the most difficult truths of her life. But she's determined to never give up.