This outstanding documentary observes the profound effect on the community of Aurukun in north Queensland of political and bureaucratic decisions made in Brisbane and Canberra. Although specific to time and place, the film is timeless and universal in its observations of a conflict between an Indigenous minority and powerful governments.
A powerful and upfront documentary on the Australian Aboriginal rights struggle. Driven by Yolngu People, and the voices of national Indigenous leaders, historians and human rights activists, the film explores the ongoing clash of cultures that is threatening to wipe out the oldest continuing culture in the world.
Posing the question "What if the Australian legal system was not based on the British model, but rather on one of the oldest legal systems in the world, Indigenous Australian customary law?" Courting with Justice is a dramatic portrayal of the retrial of a bar manager charged with the manslaughter of a young Aboriginal man.