Mabo: Life of an Island Man 1997 G

11.00AM Sun 26 Jan 2020 (1hr 27mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

Mabo: Life of an Island Man will screen from an NFSA Restores digital restoration.

A fascinating and intimate documentary portrait of Eddie Mabo, the Indigenous land rights campaigner whose fight for recognition of 'native title' for Murray Islanders changed the legal landscape of Australia forever. Mabo's push through the Australian court system to reject the original British doctrine of 'terra nullius' finally granted legal rights in Australia to Indigenous and Torres Strait Islanders for the protection and recognition of their ancestral homes.

CREDITS

35MM, COLOUR, STEREO, 87 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT: TREVOR GRAHAM / PROD CO: FILM AUSTRALIA LIMITED / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: NATIONAL FILM AND SOUND ARCHIVE, CANBERRA / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP