27 February 2024

Panel: Telling National Stories

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Join us for a special panel conversation as part of our month-long Unreliable Histories series, in which we invite audiences to question the framing of history and cultural mythology.

How do we understand our collective history? Where are the lines drawn between truth and mythology? How do contemporary interpretations shape perceptions of the past? And what role does the artist play in presenting historical events for modern audiences?

Join us for a special panel conversation as part of our month-long Unreliable Histories series, in which we invite audiences to question the framing of history and cultural mythology. Curator Margo Neale (National Museum of Australia), Professor Frank Bongiorno AM (Australian National University), and filmmaker Lawrence Johnston will unpack the power of ‘national narratives’ and explore what it means to share stories about national history.

Part of our Unreliable Histories series, presented alongside the double feature screening of Botany Bay (1952) and Wills and Burke (1985), and a screening of John Hillcoat’s The Proposition (2005). A National Stories Day Pass is available, which includes access to the free panel conversation as well as discounted film tickets. Learn more

The Details
What: Telling National Stories panel conversation
When: Saturday 2 March 2024, at 1pm
Where: National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (Arc Cinema)
Cost: Free (bookings essential). Get tickets here.

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