ACMI Presents

Fight for Country: The Story of the Jabiluka Blockade

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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 Mirarr 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 MC'd by 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. Speaking on the panel will be Vicky McCabe, a Tijwarl woman and member of the Australian Nuclear Free Alliance, Melbourne Jabiluka Action Group member (and Fight for Country co-narrator) Sarojini Krishnapillai and Mirarr Traditional Owner, Simon Nabanardi. Other Mirarr Traditional Owners will also be present on the day.  

Please note: the online ticket allocation is exhausted at this time. A standby queue will be in place on the day, but unfortunately we cannot guarantee availability.