Solid women = Moodeitj yorgas

Australia, 1988

Film First Peoples stories

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

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Tracey Moffatt


Deborah Howlett

production company

Western Australian Women's Advisory Council to the Premier



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Subject categories

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Attitudes

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Dances

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Ethnic identity

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Music

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Women

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Women - Interviews


Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

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

History → Aboriginal Australians - History

Music & Performing Arts → Aboriginal Australians - Dances

Music & Performing Arts → Aboriginal Australians - Music

People → Women - Interviews

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia






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