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Saturday, October 24 • 2:30pm - 4:30pm
The Redfern Story - Preceded by Songlines on Screen

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Darlene Johnson

2014 | 57 minutes | Australia

U.S. Premiere 


In the late 1960s and early ’70s, the rundown Sydney suburb of Redfern became home to over twenty thousand Aborigines, when its affordability made it a natural choice for refugees. In this reinvigorated community, a small group of activists came together and formed The National Black Theatre—the first big step in the fight for Aboriginal equal rights and equal opportunities. These visionaries used theater, dance, and song as political tools to take control of their culture and provide a focal point for Aboriginal issues; within five years Redfern had transformed into a vibrant community for art and politics. The Redfern Story traces the history and formation of the National Black Theatre against a backdrop of a burgeoning civil rights movement. 

Preceded by Songlines on Screen

Ju Ju Wilson | 10 mins

2015 | 10 minutes | Australia

The director's 96-year-old grandmother, Granny Sheba Dignari, sings a story song about the brolga, a crane native to Australia, to children in Keep River National Park in Miriwoong country in northern Australia.

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Saturday October 24, 2015 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Caribou Room, Fifth Floor

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