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Tent Embassy documentary. Ningla A-Na

johnboy 14 June 2011

Facebook brings word of a screening at the Arc Cinema (National Film and Sound Archive) of a documentary on the founding of the Tent Embassy here in Canberra.

Made in 1972, this documentary records the events surrounding the establishment of the Aboriginal tent embassy on the lawns of Parliament House. It incorporates interviews with black activists, the work of the National Black Theatre, Aboriginal Legal Service and Aboriginal Medical Service, plus footage from the demonstrations and arrests at the embassy. The film is an historic document, integral to comprehension of the Aboriginal political struggle. Erection of the tent embassy on the lawns of Parliament is the most symbolic action ever taken by Aboriginal people in their struggle for justice in their own land. Ningla A-Na presents an inside view of Aboriginal political life. A film which should be seen by all Australians.

Details are on the Arc site


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