The NFSA has added two feature films to the Black Screen collection. The first is Bec Cole’s debut feature Here I Am which was shot by Warrick Thornton and awarded Best Feature Film at the ImagineNATIVE Film Festival. Also included is the documentary Our Generation; an unforgettable journey deep into the heart of remote Aboriginal Australia, where the pride of an ancient culture is entrapped by third world conditions and ongoing violation of human rights.
To access this DVD fill in the online Screening request form.
Here I AM available until 31 April 2013
Dir: Beck Cole, Australia, 91mins, colour, DVD
Prod: Kath Shelper
Karen is a beautiful young woman with a dark past, but she’s got potential and she knows it. Fresh out of prison, she finds herself on the streets with a burning desire to turn her life around but no one to call for help. Eventually she finds a haven at a shelter for women like herself. With the support of her new community of friends, Karen begins the journey of reconnecting with her estranged mother and her young daughter, and she is soon propelled to face the most difficult truths of her life. But she’s determined to never give up. Set and shot in and around Port Adelaide, Here I Am is a moving and hopeful story about the strength and resilience of women.
Trailer to Here I Am http://www.hereiamfilm.com/
Limited copies available for screening please apply online. or contact the Black Screen Coordinator.
Dir: Sinem Saban, Australia, 73mins
Prod: Sinem Saban, Damien Curtis, Writ: Sinem Saban, Damien Curtis
Told through the eyes of the Yolngu, Our Generation is an unforgettable journey deep into the heart of remote Aboriginal Australia, where the pride of an ancient culture is entrapped by third world conditions and ongoing violation of human rights.
Carrying the flame of resistance and justice for Australia’s First Peoples, Our Generation is a fresh and contemporary look at issues that remain unresolved. It is a rallying call for understanding and action, so that Australia can finally proceed with dignity and respect for its Indigenous people.
If you would like to purchase a copy please follow this link www.ourgeneration.org.au
Black Screen can help you celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Mabo Day by offering a free on-loan DVD compilation which includes Film Australia’s Mabo – Life of Island Man and rich footage from the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia’s Indigenous collection.
Mabo Day on June 3rd commemorates the late “Eddie” Koiki Mabo (1936-1992), a Torres Strait Islander whose campaign for land rights led to the High Court’s 1992 landmark decision, which overturned a legal fiction that Australia was Terra Nullius (land belonging to no-one).