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Events at the National Film and Sound Archive
Mabo: Life of an Island Man, 2012
5 July, 7-9pm
Join filmmaker Dr Trevor Graham and Eddie’s Mabo’s daughter, Gail, as they discuss this documentary and the legacy of Mabo. Presented in association with the National Museum
People of the Western Desert
21 July, 6.30pm-9pm and 22 July, 4-6.30pm
In the 1960s the Commonwealth Film Unit commissioned filmmaker Ian Dunlop to capture a scientific record of the traditional life of Aboriginal people in the Western Desert of Australia. He and the crew spent five years on the films.
Ian joins us on Friday for a discussion about his experiences and the legacy of the films, followed on Saturday by a screening of the entire series.
This new 4K digital series remaster is presented with the National Archives of Australia.