Ningla A-Na PG

A large tent set up in the middle of a field. There are signs on the front of the tent - one of them reads Aboriginal Tent Embassy.
26 January
Arc Cinema
Free (bookings essential)
Dir: Alessandro Cavadini, PG, Australia, 1972, 73mins, DCP,

WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that the following program may contain images and/or audio of deceased persons.

Ningla A-Na is the only film shot inside the Aboriginal Tent Embassy, up close to the people who created it. This hard-hitting movie tells the story from the inside.

Watched by ASIO and harassed by the police, the embassy was the beginning of a movement that led to the establishment of the Aboriginal Medical Service, the Aboriginal Legal Service and the National Black Theatre, as well as a tide of support from around Australia which finally led to the grant of native title land rights.

With the developing debate surrounding the Voice to Parliament, there is no more important film to be watching right now. 

‘Australia’s greatest ever protest movie … vividly captures a significant event in modern history [5 stars]’ – The Guardian

This title is held in the NFSA collection. 

See also our screening of You Can Go Now (2022) on 25 January 2023, including a Q&A session with director Larissa Behrendt and artist Richard Bell.



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