Reconciliation Week - Mabo: Life of an Island Man
RSVP essential by Monday 28 May to firstname.lastname@example.org or 02 6248 2000 (event on 31 May). Seats limited.
This Reconciliation Week you are invited to a special screening of rare film and sound recordings assembled by NFSA Indigenous curators on Thursday 31 May.
The program includes:
- Special guest speaker Gail Mabo, the daughter of the late Eddie ‘Koiki’ Mabo.
- A screening of Mabo – Life of an Island Man, marking the twentieth anniversary of the landmark High Court Native Title decision.
- Zenadh Kes Mari performing traditional dances from the Torres Strait emulating the traditional dances captured by AC Haddon in 1898 – the earliest moving vision of Torres Strait Islanders.
- A screening of 100 years of Malo’s Law: from 1898–1998, a new Black Screen compile of excerpts from the national audiovisual collection to commemorate anniversary of the Mabo High Court Decision.
- Mabo – The Native Title Revolution digital learning resource
- Watch excerpts from Torres Strait Islanders (1898) with curator’s notes by Liz McNiven on australianscreen.
- Search the collection for Mabo-related material
Mabo: Life of an Island Man - Available until 31 May 2013
Dir: Trevor Graham, Australia, 87mins, 35mm
The NFSA’s Indigenous Collections Branch and Black Screen present a special screening of Trevor Graham’s AFI Award-winning documentary Mabo: Life of an Island Man to mark National Reconciliation Week for 2012. Plus, a selection of items from the NFSA Collection and performance by local Torres Strait Islander dance troupe Zendah Kes Mari. Free event, bookings recommended by calling 6248 2000.