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Contact: Australia's Indigenous People Confront the Space Age
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directed by Bentley Dean, fl. 2002 and Martin Butler, 1960-; produced by Bentley Dean, fl. 2002 and Martin Butler, 1960- (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2009), 1 hour 18 mins
Warning: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers should be aware that this content may contain images or names of people who have since passed away. As British and Australian governments began testing space rockets in the mid-20th century, members of a nomadic Indigenous population in Western Australia were...
directed by Bentley Dean, fl. 2002 and Martin Butler, 1960-; produced by Bentley Dean, fl. 2002 and Martin Butler, 1960- (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2009), 1 hour 18 mins
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First Contact, Episode 2
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directed by Dora Weekley, fl. 2009 and Ronan Sharkey, fl. 2009; presented by Ray Martin, 1944-; produced by Darren Dale, fl. 1997-2017 and Jacob Hickey, Blackfella Films, Film Victoria, Screen NSW, Special Broadcasting Service and Screen Australia, in First Contact (Australia: Special Broadcasting Service, 2014), 54 mins
The group arrives on Elcho Island where around 2,500 Aboriginal people live in some of the most deprived conditions in the western world. The six are shocked but in amongst the helplessness, there’s hope. Next in Alice Springs, Ray Martin directs the travelers to join a night patrol service which helps the drunk...
directed by Dora Weekley, fl. 2009 and Ronan Sharkey, fl. 2009; presented by Ray Martin, 1944-; produced by Darren Dale, fl. 1997-2017 and Jacob Hickey, Blackfella Films, Film Victoria, Screen NSW, Special Broadcasting Service and Screen Australia, in First Contact (Australia: Special Broadcasting Service, 2014), 54 mins
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One Country, One People - Ngurra Kuju Walyja
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directed by Curtis Taylor, fl. 2011, Nicole Ma, fl. 2014, Kenneth Martin, fl. 2011, Clint Dixon, fl. 2007 and Morika Biljabu, 1988-; produced by Nicole Ma, fl. 2014, National Museum of Australia, FORM and Canning Stock Route Project (Footscray, Victoria: Contemporary Arts Media, 2011), 1 hour 21 mins
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This exceptional collection of short films explores the story of the Canning Stock Route told through the eyes of four emerging Aboriginal filmmakers: Clint Dixon, Morika Biljabu, Kenneth “KJ” Martin and Curtis Taylor with award-winning filmmaker and mentor Nicole Ma. Many of the films featured in this unique...

directed by Curtis Taylor, fl. 2011, Nicole Ma, fl. 2014, Kenneth Martin, fl. 2011, Clint Dixon, fl. 2007 and Morika Biljabu, 1988-; produced by Nicole Ma, fl. 2014, National Museum of Australia, FORM and Canning Stock Route Project (Footscray, Victoria: Contemporary Arts Media, 2011), 1 hour 21 mins
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