ACMI Presents

Fight for Country: The Story of the Jabiluka Blockade

Unclassified 15+ Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian

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“A powerful and inspiring story of an aboriginal nation standing up for their country and of the non-indigenous Australians who stood with them”

The Atomic Age Film Festival

In 1998, over 5000 people travelled to Jabiluka, located in the World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory, to stand in solidarity with the Traditional Owners of the land, the Mirrar people, and lend their support to the Jabiluka campaign. The struggle to prevent the development of a second uranium mine at Jabiluka became one of the most significant land rights and environmental campaigns in Australia's history.

Activist filmmaker Pip Starr took four years to complete Fight for Country, a film that documents the events surrounding the eight-month blockade in which over 500 people were arrested.

A panel discussion will follow the screening, which will be introduced by Gary Foley and Jacqui Katona. Panellists will include Vicky McCabe, a Tijwarl woman and member of the Australian Nuclear Free Alliance and Dave Sweeney, Nuclear Free Campaigner, Australian Conservation Foundation and co-founder of ICAN, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, which in 2017 received the Nobel Peace Prize. Members of the Mirarr clan will also be in attendance.  

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