Next date: Saturday, 16 December 2023 | 10:00 AM
to 11:30 AM
Join us for a screening of Ningla A-Na: Hungry For Our Land, a documentary chronicling the events surrounding the establishment of the Aboriginal tent embassy on the lawns of Parliament House.
Dr Melinda Mann, First Nations Arts Officer at RMOA, will provide an introduction to the film prior to screening.
A rare addition to the study of Australian History. Made in 1972, Ningla A-Na 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. This is the only film to focus on the tent embassy and 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 that should be seen by all Australians.
Free | Bookings Required
Image: Richard Bell (b. 1953), Poor/Lean, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 3 parts: 240 x 120 cm each; 240 x 360 cm overall. Private collection, Brisbane
This exhibition is generously supported in partnership with Haymans.
Free | Booking Required