Building dreams

Australia, 1987

Please note

Sorry, we don't have images or video for this item.

Episode number 2 of Series “Black futures (A)”.
Until recently, the 150,000 Australians who are of Aboriginal descent had little hope of ever owning a home or getting a permanent job. Now, young Aboriginal building apprentices are putting up first class new homes for their own communities. Better living conditions are helping Aboriginal people to maintain their own distinct sense of identity and boosting their self-confidence.

Content notification

Our collection comprises over 40,000 moving image works, acquired and catalogued between the 1940s and early 2000s. As a result, some items may reflect outdated, offensive and possibly harmful views and opinions. ACMI is working to identify and redress such usages.

Learn more about our collection and our collection policy here. If you come across harmful content on our website that you would like to report, let us know.

How to watch

Access to this work is restricted for legal or cultural reasons.

Learn more about accessing our collection


In ACMI's collection



Michael Le Moignan

Yuri Sokol


Michael Le Moignan

production company

Corroboree Films



Production places
Production dates

Appears in

Black futures

Group of items

Black futures


Please note: this archive is an ongoing body of work. Sometimes the credit information (director, year etc) isn’t available so these fields may be left blank; we are progressively filling these in with further research.

Cite this work on Wikipedia

If you would like to cite this item, please use the following template: {{cite web |url= |title=Building dreams |author=Australian Centre for the Moving Image |access-date=25 April 2024 |publisher=Australian Centre for the Moving Image}}