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Colin Walker Senior
Voices from the Riverland

This two-day symposium celebrates three decades of Australian Indigenous filmmaking.

It brings together filmmakers, academics, anthropologists, policymakers and the community to reflect on representation, expression, collaboration, cultural rights, history and social memory.

Special guests include Professor Faye Ginsberg (NYU), Dr Romaine Moreton (Umulliko Indigenous Higher Education Research Centre, University of Newcastle, poet and filmmaker), Dr John Bradley and Professor Lynette Russell (Centre for Australian Indigenous Studies), Jason Eades (CEO, Koorie Heritage Trust) Alessandro Cavadini and Carolyn Strachan (Red Dirt Films), Kimba Thompson (Sista Girl Productions) and Trevor Graham (Yarra Bank Films).

Tuesday 8 June 2010

10am > Yanyuwa Song Lines Animation Project
A presentation of the collaborative project between UNSW, Monash and IT professionals, to see if animation can hold the key to cross cultural communication between generations of Borroloola people.

1.30pm > Digital Storytelling: A Collaborative Media Practice
Explore ACMI's collaborative Digital Storytelling projects with the Koorie Heritage Trust and Sista Girl Productions, and reflect on the opportunities offered by new technology.

5.30pm > DVD Launch: Two Laws
Prior to the public screening of Two Laws, the filmmakers will launch the newly subtitled version of this classic film in the ACMI Lounge.

7pm > Public Screening: Two Laws
This watershed film in the Land Rights movement is about the struggle for the recognition of Aboriginal law. This is a public screening - for more information click here.

Wednesday 9 June 2010

10am > Updating Two Laws
A discussion and screening of two films by Alessandro Cavadini and Carolyn Strachan documenting the campaign for the return of contested sites to traditional owners.

1pm > A Community Remembers
Aeroplane Dance dramatises the plane crash of an American bomber in the Gulf of Carpenteria in 1942, in a modern story expressed through the ancient form of corroboree.

3.30pm > Digital Futures
Join our panel, Faye Ginsburg (NYU), Romaine Moreton (Umilliko) and Trevor Graham (Yarra Bank Films) to look at new directions and issues in Indigenous filmmaking.

For registration and more information visit:

Supported by The Research Unit in Film Culture and Theory (School of English, Communication and Performance Studies, Monash University), The Centre for Indigenous Studies (Monash University) and ACMI.

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