2 July 2021

NAIDOC Week at the NFSA

| Shayna Siakimotu
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A still from Another Country. Photo: National Film and Sound Archive.

To celebrate NAIDOC Week,the National Film and Sound Archive will be focusing on stories by and about inspiring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists.

Screenings include the new documentary My Name is Gulpilil – a film that leads us boldly through the extraordinary life of one of Australia’s finest film actors.

Complementing this fantastic film event, is the documentary Another Country (also directed by Reynolds and narrated and guided by Gulpilil), which attempts to make sense of how modern Indigenous voices can exist between cultures.

In collaboration with the National Gallery of Australia, a free screening of the short film Night Cries: A Rural Tragedy, Tracey Moffatt’s brilliant reimagining of Charles Chauvel’s 1955 film Jedda will be screened, followed by an episode of Art + Soul, written and narrated by Hetti Perkins and directed by Warwick Thornton. This episode profiles three influential Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists: Mervyn Bishop, Tommy McRae and Albert Namatjira.

Also continuing throughout the month is our Mervyn Bishop Exhibition. Book your tickets now and learn more about the photographer behind some of Australia’s most iconic moments.

The details

When: Saturday 3 July, Friday 9 July and Saturday 10 July, various times
Where: Arc Cinema at the National Film and Sound Archive
Cost: $0 to $12, book online.

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