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.

Jandamarra's War
56:04

Jandamarra's War

ABC May 12, 2011

History

Indigenous Australians

Personal and social capability

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
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Jandamarra's War is the story of an Australian Aboriginal man who should be as famous as Ned Kelly. In 1894, Jandamarra led a rebellion against invading pastoralists in ...

Jandamarra's War is the story of an Australian Aboriginal man who should be as famous as Ned Kelly. In 1894, Jandamarra led a rebellion against invading pastoralists in defence of his people's ancient land and culture. Until his death in brutal retribution, this formidable Bunuba warrior waged a 3 year guerrilla war, earning him both the admiration of his people and international notoriety.

Murundak: Songs Of Freedom
1:22:28

Murundak: Songs Of Freedom

SBS May 28, 2011

Indigenous Australians

Music

Civics and citizenship

Personal and social capability

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
A feature-length musical documentary film that follows the award-winning Black Arm Band, a gathering of some of Australia's finest Indigenous musicians, as they take to the ...

A feature-length musical documentary film that follows the award-winning Black Arm Band, a gathering of some of Australia's finest Indigenous musicians, as they take to the road with their songs of resistance and freedom.

Big Fella
24:38

Big Fella

SBS July 3, 2011

Health and PE

Personal and social capability

English

Indigenous Australians

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
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In keeping with the 2011 NAIDOC week themes of celebrating achievements of Indigenous peoples and taking control of change and the future, SBS presents a powerful documentary ...

In keeping with the 2011 NAIDOC week themes of celebrating achievements of Indigenous peoples and taking control of change and the future, SBS presents a powerful documentary about one man's journey to change his life and regain his health.

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.

Crocodile Dreaming
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Crocodile Dreaming

SBS November 18, 2011

Indigenous Australians

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Directed by Darlene Johnson, Crocodile Dreaming tells the traditional Aboriginal story of a mystical stone which holds the stories and songs of the ancestors. The stone is ...

Directed by Darlene Johnson, Crocodile Dreaming tells the traditional Aboriginal story of a mystical stone which holds the stories and songs of the ancestors. The stone is stolen from its proper location and subsequently causes the death of two children. In order for the natural order to return, the stone must be found and brought back. Filmed over six years in Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Crocodile Dreaming uses traditional storytelling together with modern-day special effects. Johnson wanted to emphasise the spiritual, sacred and mystic side of actor David Gulpilil and his story.

When The Natives Get Restless
27:38

When The Natives Get Restless

ABC January 12, 2012

Indigenous Australians

Civics and citizenship

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
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After a riot on New Year's Eve, 2006, the media dubbed the Gordon Estate the 'Redfern of the Bush' and the housing department announced the plans for demolition.

After a riot on New Year's Eve, 2006, the media dubbed the Gordon Estate the 'Redfern of the Bush' and the housing department announced the plans for demolition.

Shifting Shelter 4
59:08

Shifting Shelter 4

ABC January 15, 2012

Indigenous Australians

Personal and social capability

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
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Acclaimed filmmaker Ivan Sen follows the lives of four young Aboriginal people in rural NSW.

Acclaimed filmmaker Ivan Sen follows the lives of four young Aboriginal people in rural NSW.

Lonely Boy Richard
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Lonely Boy Richard

NITV March 14, 2012

Indigenous Australians

Civics and citizenship

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Richard Wanambi is about to go to prison for a long time. He knows what it is like. He has been there before. In the Northern Territory, three-quarters of the people behind ...

Richard Wanambi is about to go to prison for a long time. He knows what it is like. He has been there before. In the Northern Territory, three-quarters of the people behind bars are Indigenous men. This is an intimate account of one man's journey to jail.

Survival School
53:29

Survival School

ABC April 9, 2012

Personal and social capability

Indigenous Australians

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
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Each year NORFORCE, a regiment of the Australian Defence Force, organises an environmental survival course for fifteen elite soldiers. They endure extraordinary physical and ...

Each year NORFORCE, a regiment of the Australian Defence Force, organises an environmental survival course for fifteen elite soldiers. They endure extraordinary physical and psychological challenges to prepare themselves for the dangerous situations that their work involves. The group, often a mix of white and Aboriginal men and women, are forced to live off the land. The students are taught textbook-army survival skills as well as learning about bush tucker, bush medicine and hunting from Aboriginal instructors and the local Yolngu community.

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.

Who We Are In Sport
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Who We Are In Sport

FOXTEL Bio July 3, 2012

Indigenous Australians

Health and PE

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Through the lens of some of the world's greatest sporting achievers, the program looks at how far Aboriginal Australians have come, and it acknowledges the struggle undertaken ...

Through the lens of some of the world's greatest sporting achievers, the program looks at how far Aboriginal Australians have come, and it acknowledges the struggle undertaken so far. As the journey is not over, we share their current concerns and aspirations for the future of their sports as well as their hopes for Indigenous Australians in all walks of life.

Whispering In Our Hearts: The Mowla Bluff Massacre
51:39

Whispering In Our Hearts: The Mowla Bluff Massacre

NITV July 25, 2012

Indigenous Australians

Modern history

Civics and citizenship

Ethical understanding

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
An Aboriginal community of Nyikina/Mangala people from Australia's tropical north-west tell the story of the execution of family members at Mowla Bluff in 1916 by police and ...

An Aboriginal community of Nyikina/Mangala people from Australia's tropical north-west tell the story of the execution of family members at Mowla Bluff in 1916 by police and local pastoralists. In telling this story, they return to the area where the killings took place to ceremonially put to rest the spirits of the dead.

Ten Canoes
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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.

Redfern Now
51:25

Redfern Now: Family

Season 1 Episode 1 ABC November 1, 2012

Media arts

Indigenous Australians

Civics and citizenship

Personal and social capability

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
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Redfern Now is a series of powerful, moving, funny, and bittersweet stories that explore contemporary inner city Indigenous life. They centre on a diverse group of individuals ...

Redfern Now is a series of powerful, moving, funny, and bittersweet stories that explore contemporary inner city Indigenous life. They centre on a diverse group of individuals - exploring their strengths, flaws and resilience - and tell how their lives are changed by a moment's decision, an accident or a seemingly insignificant incident.

Redfern Now
52:13

Redfern Now: Joyride

Season 1 Episode 2 ABC November 8, 2012

Media arts

Indigenous Australians

Civics and citizenship

Personal and social capability

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This video has closed captioning
In her mid fifties, Coral's (Tessa Rose) work brings her into contact with victims of abuse, which leads her to the mistaken conclusion that her daughter Rosie's bruised face ...

In her mid fifties, Coral's (Tessa Rose) work brings her into contact with victims of abuse, which leads her to the mistaken conclusion that her daughter Rosie's bruised face is the result of domestic violence. So they don't talk.

Redfern Now
53:29

Redfern Now: Raymond

Season 1 Episode 3 ABC November 15, 2012

Media arts

Indigenous Australians

Civics and citizenship

Personal and social capability

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This video has closed captioning
Raymond and Lorraine have it pretty sweet: a house, four kids, Raymond has been nominated for an award for his services to the community, and he's up for a promotion at work. ...

Raymond and Lorraine have it pretty sweet: a house, four kids, Raymond has been nominated for an award for his services to the community, and he's up for a promotion at work. But then their world collapses when Lorraine is accused of benefit fraud. For the last six years she has claimed she is not in a full-time relationship, and has been claiming family allowance payments - and a full pension. Centrelink has a written statement from someone who has dobbed them in.

Redfern Now
55:16

Redfern Now: Stand Up

Season 1 Episode 4 ABC November 22, 2012

Media arts

Indigenous Australians

Civics and citizenship

Personal and social capability

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This video has closed captioning
Sixteen-year-old Joel Tait has just won an Indigenous scholarship to Clifton College - one of Sydney's most elite private schools. It's his first day, and at assembly Joel's ...

Sixteen-year-old Joel Tait has just won an Indigenous scholarship to Clifton College - one of Sydney's most elite private schools. It's his first day, and at assembly Joel's teacher notices he isn't singing the national anthem. At home that night Joel is busy learning the words so he can join in, but his father Eddie doesn't want his son to sing the anthem....or stand for it.