Murawina: self help

Australia, 1979

Film
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Episode of Series “Our multicultural society”.
Murawina is an Aboriginal pre-school in Chippendale, an inner suburb of Sydney. The Aboriginal mothers who run Murawina want a separate pre-school for their children, because they want to develop in their children a black pride that may not be encouraged by the white schools the children will next go to. The film raises questions about prejudice, the influence of past experiences on present day attitudes and the relationship between urban and tribal Aborigines.

Credits

director

David Roberts

co-producer

Jan Sharp

Tom Manefield

production company

Film Australia

Language

English

Duration

00:10:25:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

31130

Subject categories

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Education

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Ethnic identity

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - New South Wales - Sydney

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Urban residence

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Women

Aboriginal Australia → Murawina School

Aboriginal Australia → Racism - Australia

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Aboriginal Australians - Social conditions

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Prejudices

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Racism - Australia

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Education, Preschool - Australia

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Murawina School

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Prejudices

History → History

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

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