Friday 17 September 2010

Our Generation screens Saturday night at Botanic Gardens

Our Generation is a groundbreaking project that began in June 2007 as a grassroots response to the Howard Government’s controversial Emergency Intervention into Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory.

The documentary will be screened in Cairns tomorrow (Saturday) evening. In collaboration with Starry Night Cinema and End Credits Film, this documentary will be shown at the Botanic Gardens at 6:30pm.

There'll also be live music and a discussion with the filmmakers.

Since then, the Our Generation film has developed into a rollercoaster journey through Australia’s Indigenous relations, from colonisation until the present day.

It was also screened at Reggaetown held at Tjapukai cultural park recently.

"This is an important film that everyone must see. It will change your life," says musician John Butler.

Our Generation exposes and examines Australia’s ongoing policies of paternalism and assimilation, explains the real issues underlying Indigenous disadvantage, and opens dialogue on solutions based upon mutual respect and cross-cultural co-operation.

Particular focus is on the experiences of the Yolngu of Northeast Arnhem Land, one of the last strongholds of traditional Aboriginal culture in Australia. The film is a fresh, bottom-up look at unresolved issues, driven by a powerful all-Australian soundtrack, including John Butler Trio, Yothu Yindi and Archie Roach.
  • 6.30pm for 7.30pm start
  • Saturday 18th September, 2010
    Tickets: $13 / $10
    Cairns Botanical Gardens
    BYO picnic

1 comment:

MattCYP said...

Mike, maybe you could post a review of this for those of us too far out in the sticks? Would be appreciated - if it has a positive angle I'd get it on DVD for our mob.