Fire of the Land

Australia, 2001

Film First Peoples stories

Prior to the Sydney 2000 Olympics, ashes from a sacred aboriginal fire were taken to Victoria Park Sydney establishing the Aboriginal Tent Embassy, peace camp. Fire of the Land is the story of the Embassy’s campaign to get international recognition for Aboriginal sovereignty, capturing an unique moment in Aboriginal Protest history.

This work contains First peoples content

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Credits

writer

Valerie Bichard

director

Valerie Bichard

co-producer

Eliza Johnson

producer

Valerie Bichard

production company

AFTRS

Duration

00:42:30:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
2001

Appears in

Group of items

AFTRS Indigenous student productions collection

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

B2001094

Language

English

Audience classification

ACMI classified

Subject categories

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians

Documentary

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Peace

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Social justice

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

Digital Betacam [PAL]; Master

MOV file H264; ACMI Digital Access Copy - presentation

Digital Betacam [PAL]; Sub-master

VHS [PAL]; Reference - timecoded

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