Category: Indigenous

America and Me

A filmmaker’s critique of the American penchant for Empire. Australian filmmaker David Bradbury has been coming and going to the United States for the last forty years. A one-man band political activist who always travels with his camera, the twice Academy Award nominated Bradbury was easily able to slip into gear and start filming in […]

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The struggle of the Mirrar people against the Jabiluka Uranium mine. “Jabiluka is about us, blackfellas, whitefellas together…and our belief in the future of our nation.” In 1997, Energy Resources of Australia (ERA) pushed to open a new uranium mine surrounded by the World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park. The traditional Aboriginal owners told the […]

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State of Shock

The 1981 murder trial of Alwyn Peter made Australian legal history when his defence lawyer successfully argued that charges of murder and manslaughter were inappropriate for dispossessed, semi-tribal Aborigines. In December 1979 at the Weipa Aboriginal Reserve on Queensland’s Cape York Peninsula, Alwyn Peter killed his girlfriend Deidre Gilbert. She was 19. He was 22. […]

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