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Kyndoo Wilam

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Saturday 25 March 11:30am | ACMI Gandel Lab
 | Unclassified - Restricted to persons 15 and over unless accompanied by an adult
Full $22 | Concession $17 | Blak Tix $13 | 3 Pass $45 | 5 Pass $75

Kyindoo Wilam (Learning Place): A selection of animations and short films from across the world. This is a place where children, teenagers and adults can come to watch and learn. Stories that are beautifully expressed with honesty and warmth yet highlighting the negative impact of colonisation and the profound strength through the connection to culture by Indigenous people.

Director: Chantelle Murray (Bardi & Bunial), Simon Rippingale

Australia | 2021 | 8 mins | English
Jarli is an adventurous Australian Aboriginal girl with dreams of heading to space. Jarli's first two ingenious attempts to fly into the stratosphere result in grounded aircraft, however, all is not lost.

Director: Jake Duczynski (Gomeroi & Mandandanji)

Australia | 2021 | 8 mins | English | Roper Kriol
A Ngalakgan woman from Ngukurr, NT, just wants to catch a nailfish at her favourite fishing spot, Wanmari. But her family are thwarting her plans. 

Spirit Bear And Children Make History
Director: Amanda Strong (Michif)

USA | 2021 | 15 mins | English
When Spirit Bear’s mom tells him about an important human rights case happening in Ottawa, Ontario, he makes the LONG trip (by train, his favourite way to travel) to go and watch, and to stand up for First Nations kids.

Director: Matrumili Artists & Kanirnipa Jukurrpa Rangers

Australia | 2022 | 8 mins | English | Martu Wangka
Artists and rangers collaborate on Country to to share knowledge, stories and artwork about waru (fire).

Heart Like a Pow Wow
Director: Chief Lady Bird (Chippewa and Potawatomi)

Canada | 2022 | 5 mins | English
An animated short directed by Chief Lady Bird, which explores the depths of grief from an Anishinaabe perspective of love and family, by poet and musician Tara Williamson.

Soli Bula
Director: Meli Tuqota Jr (Fijian)

Fiji | 2022 | 7 mins | English Subtitles | Fijian
On this auspicious day, a giant, double hulled canoe, called a ‘Drua’, is destined to be launched with full pomp and ceremony at sea. And in all the flurry, there is a man who, along with others, is lined up to be a human human sacrifice for the Drua.

NOTE: This film is available in the BIRRARANGGA Film Festival 3-pass and 5-pass ticket packages.

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