This Saturday, January 26th is Australia Day or better known as Invasion Day to Aboriginal Australia. The new indigenous network NITV will be screening two of our films in prime time. At 8.00 p.m. Alessandro Cavadini's documentary about the Aboriginal Tent Embassy NINGLA-A'NA will air for the first time. The screening is 41 years to the day after the Embassy was established in 1972. This film has become a unque historical document being the only film made in conjunction with the protesters themselves.
At 9.30 international Director Phillip Noyce (Rabbit Proof Fence & The Quiet American) started making dramas with this film - BACKROADS. It's a great road movie starring Australian screen legend Bill Hunter and black activist Gary Foley. Two drifters cruise the backroads of New South Wales chased by police. Derek Malcolm of the U.K. Guardian called it one of the best road movies. This is the first local film to have Aboriginal creative input at every stage of the production and it shows. Some of the best dialogue in an Australian film. By turns funny, tense, and tragic this is a newly mastered copy which should not be missed.
These films the question "What's change in the years since they were made. Anything?"
Both films are available on DVD from our catalogue
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