Solid women = Moodeitj yorgas

Australia, 1988

Film First Nations
A still image from Solid women = Moodeitj yorgas

This documentary about Aboriginal women today includes interviews with successful, strong Aboriginal women, including Sally Morgan, Lois Olney, Helen Corbett and Helen Dorondorf. Stills of Aboriginal people and the land, stories in two Aboriginal languages about their fate after the white man, and Aboriginal music and dance are presented between the interviews. The women raise issues about how the Aboriginal people can best help themselves, and recount their own life experiences and achievements. Highly successful, these women act as a foil to the bulk of information received through the media about Aboriginal people. They are positive role models for Aboriginal women and girls.

This work contains First peoples content

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 As a result, some items may reflect outdated, offensive and possibly harmful views and opinions.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

This work has been digitised but due to rights and access requirements can only be viewed onsite at ACMI over WiFi.

Collection

In ACMI's collection

Credits

director

Tracey Moffatt

producer

Deborah Howlett

production company

Western Australian Women's Advisory Council to the Premier

Duration

00:22:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1988

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=https://acmi.net.au/works/80648--solid-women-moodeitj-yorgas-a/ |title=Solid women = Moodeitj yorgas |author=Australian Centre for the Moving Image |access-date=23 April 2024 |publisher=Australian Centre for the Moving Image}}