australia day

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Plains Empty Beck Cole
Thursday 26 January - Sunday 29 January 2006

To commemorate Australia Day this year ACMI presents the Message Sticks Film Festival and Australian Stories programs.

As part of the sixth annual Message Sticks Indigenous Arts Festival in Sydney and in collaboration with the Indigenous Branch of the Australian Film Commission, Indigenous Screen Australia and the Sydney Opera House, ACMI presents the latest in contemporary Indigenous filmmaking.

The Screen Pit will be showcasing Australian Stories; highlights from the Memory Grid collections including Digital Storytelling, MAP, student and community. Australia Day featured shorts include Kombi Karma, where Kombi owners reveal their passion for the Beetle's big brother, and celebrations of Eureka 150th anniversary through the eyes of young Australians.

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message sticks film festival

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dramatically black drama initiative

Four half hour shorts funded by the AFC Indigenous Branch's successful 'Dramatically Black' drama initiative. Sunday screening includes filmmaker Q&A.

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australian documentaries #1

Two engaging works from Adrian Wills and Mitch Torres, respectively documenting an imminent bush wedding and a journey to find a long-lost mother.

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australian documentaries #2

Unmissable program of short documentaries from leading indigenous filmmakers.

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international feature documentary

Stunning documentary exploring the life of Native American poet, activist and prophet John Trudell. Melbourne Premiere!

australia day shorts

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australian stories

For Australia Day, ACMI will screen highlights from the Memory Grid collections including Digital Storytelling, MAP, student and community media.

Thur 26 Jan - Sun 29 Jan 2006
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