Australian Aboriginal - We of the Never Never

The four dimensions of aboriginal life. Kanyini - The word Kanyini means responsibility and unconditional love for all of creation and it envelops the four principles of aboriginal life:

Tjukurrpa – Creation Period (or what non-aboriginals call ‘dreamtime’)
Kurunpa – Spirit, Soul, Psyche
Walytja – Family, Kinship
Ngura – Land, Home, Place or Mother
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Samson & Delilah (2009)
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Samson and Delilah's world is small- an isolated community in the Central Australian desert. When tragedy... (100 mins.)
 
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Kanyini (2006 Documentary)
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Australian Aborigine Bob Randall presents his spiritual philosophy. (53 mins.)
Director: Michelle Hogan
 
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We of the Never Never (1982)
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Jeannie Gunn faced being the only civilised woman in an uncivilised land. A story of personal triumph about one woman who reached out in a hard, hostile, prejudiced world and managed to find love. (134 mins.)
Director: Igor Auzins
 
4.
Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)
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In 1931, three aboriginal girls escape after being plucked from their homes to be trained as domestic staff and set off on a trek across the Outback. (94 mins.)
Director: Phillip Noyce
 
5.
Beneath Clouds (2002)
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The story of Lena, the light-skinned daughter of an Aboriginal mother and Irish father and Vaughn, a... (90 mins.)
Director: Ivan Sen
 
6.
Where the Green Ants Dream (1984)
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The geologist Lance Hackett is employed by an Australian mining company to map the subsoil of a desert... (100 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
7.
Here I Am (2011)
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'Here I Am' is driven by three generations of Aboriginal women - Karen Lee Burden, her mother Lois and her daughter Rosie... (90 mins.)
Director: Beck Cole
 
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Mad Bastards (2010)
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TJ's quest to find the son he's never known, takes him on a journey across the remote and stunning Kimberley landscape... (94 mins.)
 
9.
Walkabout (1971)
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Two young siblings are stranded in the Australian Outback and are forced to cope on their own. They meet an Australian boy on "walkabout": a ritual separation from his tribe. (100 mins.)
Director: Nicolas Roeg
 
10.
Ten Canoes (2006)
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A story within a story. In Australia's Northern Territory, a man tells us one of the stories of his people and his land... (90 mins.)
 
11.
First Australians (2008 Mini-Series)
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First Australians chronicles the birth of contemporary Australia as never told before, from the perspective of its first people... (52 mins.)
Director: Beck Cole
 
12.
The Tall Man (2011 Documentary)
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Documentary about the events on Palm Island that follow the death of local indigenous man Cameron Doomadgee on November 19, 2004. (79 mins.)
Director: Tony Krawitz
 
13.
Toomelah (2011)
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In a remote Aboriginal community, 10 year old Daniel yearns to be a gangster, like the male role models in his life. Skipping school, getting into fights and running drugs for Linden, who leads the main gang in town. (106 mins.)
Director: Ivan Sen
 
14.
Jandamarra's War (2011 Documentary)
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In Jandamarra's War, we learn how in the 1890's the European colonialists arrive in the Kimberley with vast herds of sheep and cattle... (55 mins.)
Director: Mitch Torres
 
15.
Bastardy (2008 Documentary)
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An intimate documentary of Jack Charles, a.k.a. "Jackie", the legendary Australian aboriginal actor who co-founded Australia's first indigenous theatre company and struggled with his identity later in life. (83 mins.)
 
16.
Nice Coloured Girls (1987 Short Film)
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(16 mins.)
Director: Tracey Moffatt
 
17.
Night Cries: A Rural Tragedy (1990 Short Film)
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A middle aged Aboriginal woman nurses her dying old white mother till the mother dies. (19 mins.)
Director: Tracey Moffatt
 
18.
Two Bob Mermaid (1996 Short Film)
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Director: Darlene Johnson
 
19.
BabaKiueria (1986 Short Film)
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Role reversal study of the historically inaccurate "plight" of Australian Aborigines in modern Anglo-Saxon society... (29 mins.)
 
20.
Mabo (2012 TV Movie)
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Mabo tells the story of one of Australia's national heroes - Eddie Koiki Mabo, the Torres Strait Islander who left school at age 15, yet spearheaded the High Court challenge that overthrew the fiction of terra nullius.
Director: Rachel Perkins
 
21.
Around the Block (2013)
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An Aboriginal boy is torn between his unexpected love of acting and the disintegration of his family. (104 mins.)
Director: Sarah Spillane
 
22.
The Tracker (2002)
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It's 1922; somewhere in Australia. When a Native Australian man is accused of murdering a white woman... (90 mins.)
Director: Rolf de Heer
 
23.
The Fringe Dwellers (1986)
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Story of an aboriginal family who tries to move out of the fringe into the main white community. (98 mins.)
Director: Bruce Beresford
 
24.
Yolngu Boy (2001)
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Lorrpu, Botj and Milika are three Yolngu (Aboriginal) teenagers who once shared a childhood dream of becoming great hunters together... (88 mins.)
Director: Stephen Johnson
 
25.
The Last Wave (1977)
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A Sydney lawyer defends five Aborigines in a ritualized taboo murder and in the process learns disturbing things about himself and premonitions. (106 mins.)
Director: Peter Weir
 
26.
Our Generation (2010 Documentary)
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A documentary on the Australian Aboriginal struggle for their land, culture and freedom - a story that... (73 mins.)
 
27.
Storm Boy (1976)
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Storm Boy is a rambunctious Australian youth, living along the coastline with his freewheeling father. At the behest of an aging aborigine, Storm Boy takes care of an uncared-for nest of pelicans. (88 mins.)
Director: Henri Safran
 
28.
Lousy Little Sixpence (1983 Documentary)
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Tells of Aborigines' removal from their families to be sent to work as servants for white people and the rise of the first Aboriginal organisations in the 1930's, in particular the Aborigines Progressive Association. (52 mins.)
 
29.
Charlie's Country (2013)
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Displeased with the intervention of whitefella laws, Charlie takes off to live the old way and sets off a chain reaction of enlightening difficulties. (108 mins.)
Director: Rolf de Heer