Day School: Indigenous Peoples in the Cinemas of Australia and New Zealand


Saturday 20 May, 10.30am – 4.30pm

Mechanics Institute Library, Bradford

Tutor: Roy Stafford


The Indigenous peoples of Australia and the Maori of New Zealand (indigenous Polynesians) form significant minority populations in their countries. They appear in local films and they are active as filmmakers, but their histories in the film cultures of Australia and New Zealand differ. In this Day School we’ll consider why this might be and look at both ‘European’ films featuring Indigenous peoples and films made from within the communities. 

​The day will include a full screening of Charlie’s Country (Australia 2014) directed by Rolf de Heer and co-written by and starring David Gulpilil, one of the leading figures of Indigenous Australian Cinema.

Tea and coffee are available. There are places nearby to buy lunch and you are also welcome to bring your own lunch.

Tickets are £14 and £9 concessions.



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