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* Birrarangga Film Festival *
BIRRARANGGA Film Festival is a celebration of Indigenous filmmakers from around the world, showcasing their films to Melbourne audiences from April 26-29, 2019 at ACMI. Over 40 feature-length and short films from First Nations filmmakers from Canada, Mexico, Peru, Russia, Greenland, New Zealand and of course Australia will screen as part of the festival. There will also be a series of thought-provoking panel discussions, including a retrospective with Gary Foley, a Global Indigenous Female Screen Creatives panel, and a session with Allara Briggs-Pattison, discussing her documentary Beautiful Sunshine. An outstanding collection of shorts has also been assembled including; Our Family, Our Culture, a selection of heart-warming stories from across continents highlighting the similarities of cultural values; The Reality of Humanity, a series of shorts that explore darker themes that address some of the hard truths faced by our communities, and Kyindoo Wilam (learning place) - two short film packages (one of animations and short films from Canada, the other focusing on family and culture) where kids can come and sit, listen and learn together. Artistic Director Tony Briggs comments 'there is something for everyone at BIRRARANGGA Film Festival, with inspiring feature films, thoughtful panel discussions and specially curated shorts packages for families and children, all aligned with the festival theme of 'humanity through family and culture'. We're looking forward to Melbourne audiences coming along to ACMI to immerse themselves in stories from talented First Nations filmmakers from around the globe.' FILM SGaawaay K'uuna Opening Night. Haida Gwaii, 1800's. At a seasonal fishing camp, two families endure conflict between the nobleman Adiits'ii and his best friend Kwa 26 Apr 2019 100 mins Full $40 VIRTUAL REALITY Fan Girl A Pasifika Fa'afafine Dance film with a flick of a fan 27 - 28 Apr 2019 6 mins FREE VIRTUAL REALITY Thalu A groundbreaking, real time, virtual reality experience, that transports audiences into the dream time stories of the ancient Aboriginal people of north west Australia 27 - 28 Apr 2019 10.00am FREE FILM Tia and Piujuq Tia, a 10 year-old Syrian refugee living in Montreal, finds a magic portal to the Arctic where she befriends an Inuk girl in a world of Inuit myth and magic 27 Apr 2019 79 mins Full $19 Concession $16 FILM Teach a Man to Fish As a fair skinned, middle-aged Aboriginal man with a Norwegian wife and two young "Koori-Wegian"kids, Grant is still struggling with his identity 27 Apr 2019 81 mins Full $19 Concession $16 SHORT FILMS Kyindoo Wilam 1 - Learning Place A collection of short films and animations from Canada 27 Apr 2019 90 mins Full $19 Concession $16 TALK Global Indigenous Female Screen Creatives Panel A conversation with leading Indigenous female Screen Creatives from across the world who are in front of and behind the camera 27 Apr 2019 60 mins Full $12 Concession $10 FILM Toyon Kyyl Yakutia, the 1930s. When an eagle appears early in the winter, old Mikipper and his wife Oppuos dare not drive the sacred creature away 27 Apr 2019 80 mins Full $19 Concession $16 FILM Birth of a Family When is a family reunion not a reunion? When your family has never met. Features a Q&A with co-writer Betty-Ann Adams 27 Apr 2019 79 mins Full $19 Concession $16 SHORT FILMS Our Family, Our Culture A selection of heartwarming stories from across continents highlighting the similarities of cultural values 27 Apr 2019 75 mins Full $19 Concession $16 FILM Angelique's Isle A harrowing tale of survival during the 1845 copper rush, when Angelique, a young Ojibway, and her husband Charlie are left stranded in a brutal winter 27 Apr 2019 90 mins Full $19 Concession $16 SHORT FILMS The Reality of Humanity Exploring darker themes that address some of the hard truths faced by our communities 27 Apr 2019 90 mins Full $19 Concession $16 FILM Mankiller In 1985, with her people feeling deeply disenfranchised by the US government, Wilma Mankiller took office as the Cherokee Nation's first female principal chief 27 Apr 2019 74 mins Full $19 Concession $16 FILM Kayak to Klemtu After her uncle's death, a young girl must speak on his behalf against a pipeline that would bring oil tanker traffic to the waters around her hometown 28 Apr 2019 86 mins Full $19 Concession $16 SHORT FILMS Kyindoo Wilam 2 - Learning Place A collection of short films from across the globe. 28 Apr 2019 75 mins Full $19 Concession $16 SHORT FILMS Mother Tongue A selection of Australian shorts celebrating the UN year for Indigenous Languages, curated by Artistic Director of Winda Film Festival (NSW) Pauline Clague 28 Apr 2019 90 mins Full $19 Concession $16 FILM Wiñaypacha Wiñaypacha is a deeply emotional experience and features stunning cinematography that must be seen on the big screen 28 Apr 2019 86 mins Full $19 Concession $16 TALK From Black Theatre to Black Screen: In conversation with Gary Foley An insightful look in the history of our TV and film industry from one of our activist, actors, performers, historians and academics 28 Apr 2019 60 mins Full $12 Concession $10 FILM Out of State A story of outcasts - native Hawaiian prisoners shipped 3,000 miles across the ocean to a for-profit prison in the desert of Arizona 28 Apr 2019 82 mins Full $19 Concession $16 TALK Beautiful Sunshine - In Conversation with Allara Briggs Pattison Allara Briggs Pattison is a Yorta Yorta musician, composer and climate justice activist on a journey of identity and connection with her family, Country and culture 28 Apr 2019 90 mins Full $12 Concession $10 FILM Akornatsinniittut - Tarratta Nunaanni This suspense-filled sci-fi adventure for all ages draws on Greenlandic culture, myth, folklore and legends, with a healthy dose of humour 28 Apr 2019 90 mins Full $19 Concession $16 SHORT FILMS Celebrating Victorian Indigenous Screen Creatives A retrospective and celebration of Victorian Indigenous stories on screen 28 Apr 2019 7.15pm Full $19 Concession $16 FILM Tiempo de Lluvia Soledad, a traditional healer, lives with her grandson in an indigenous village, but her daughter wants him to move to Mexico City 28 Apr 2019 88 mins Full $19 Concession $16 FILM Falls Around Her Tantoo Cardinal shines as a world-famous Anishinaabe musician who returns to the reserve to rest and recharge 29 Apr 2019 96 mins Full $19 Concession $16
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