MCA NAIDOC Week Free Film Program

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Film still from 'We Fight' (1982)
Image: We Fight (Guniwaya Ngigu)

Spend your lunchtime watching free films made by Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander filmmakers

Celebrate NAIDOC Week with lunchtime screenings by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander filmmakers and actors at the Museum of Contemporary Art. The gallery is offering two free lunchtime film screenings, We Fight on Tuesday July 10 and Jedda on Thursday July 12.

We Fight is a rare documentary about Aboriginal resistance to the Brisbane Commonwealth Games of 1982. It is one of the first documentaries directed and produced by an entirely Aboriginal company. In the 60-minute film director Madeline McGrady shows the hundreds of activists who gathered in Musgrave Park, fighting against the racist government policies of Joh Bjelke-Petersen.

Featuring Rosalie Kunoth-Monks OAM, Jedda (1955), is critically acclaimed as one of the first Australian feature films to have an Aboriginal person as its central character. It is also the first colour feature film depicting the Australian landscape made in Australia.

There’s no need to book ahead. Simply show up at the lecture theatre on level two before 12.30pm.