Black Australia (A)

Australia, 1990

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Episode number 13 of Series “Film Australia’s Australia”.
Film and video segments relevant to this topic have been selected with original footage accompanied by original soundtracks. This program represents aspects of Aboriginal culture in Australia, and focuses on Aboriginal identity. The program uses the unifying symbols found in what is now known as the Aboriginal flag. The three colours in the flag symbolise the Aboriginal way of perceiving: red (land and politics), black (identity and self determination), and yellow (art and spirituality). These three interlinked themes are explored in the film with a focus on stimulating deeper understanding by white Australia on Aboriginality, the attitudes of white Australians towards Aboriginal people, racism in Australia, both individual and institutional and the changes needed in attitude and action to achieve justice. Teacher’s Guide included. Presented by Annette Shun Wah. Suitable for upper secondary level.

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Darrell Sibosado

Michael Brogan

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Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Attitudes

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Ethnic identity

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Government relations

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Land tenure

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Rites and ceremonies

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Treatment

Aboriginal Australia → Art, Aboriginal Australian

Aboriginal Australia → Racism - Australia

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Motion pictures - Australia - History

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Motion pictures - Social aspects

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Motion pictures in ethnology

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Motion pictures in ethnology

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art, Aboriginal Australian


Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Aboriginal Australians - Government relations

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Motion pictures - Social aspects

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

History → History


Television → Television series

Television → Television series → Television series - Australia






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