Adelaide Film Festival - Indigenous List

From the sublime to the hilarious and sometimes outrageous, this year’s Adelaide Film Festival features a tantalising line up of indigenous films – check out our top picks

elaide Film Festival - 5 - 15 October - is a biennial eleven-day celebration and exploration of Australian and international screen culture with a reputation for being one of the boldest and most innovative film festivals in the country.  Among the incredible program are a number of breathtaking, memorable, challenging and sometime funny films, documentaries and shorts made by talented indigenous filmmakers. 

Here's a small taste to whet your appetite:

SWEET COUNTRY

A period western by uber talented filmmaker Warwick Thornton, set in 1929 in the outback Northern Territory. 

Based on a true story where justice itself is put on trial.

KIKI AND KITTY

The adventures of a young black woman in a big white world.  Hilarious and charming - not for the faint of heart.

NAMATJIRA PROJECT

Albert Namatjira is one of Australia's greatest artists and the first Indigenous person to be granted Australian citizenship.  This documentary follows his family's fight to restore his rights after the rights had been sold against his wishes.

THE DOCUMENTARY OF DR G YUNIPINGUS LIFE

Blind from birth, Dr G Ynunupingu found his identity through song and his haunting voice has become a legend.  Using the tools of his music - chord, melody and song - this film offers a rare insight into a reclusive master.

FROM SAND TO CELLULOID

Twenty-one years ago, a collection of short films by an extraordinary generation of Indigenous talent was premiered.  This is an opportunity to revisit these amazing stories and meet some of the filmmakers at the forum that will follow.

 

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