Exile and the Kingdom
DVD contents include: The two part documentary EXILE AND THE KINGDOM and special fetures including 34 traditional songs, 22 illustrated biographies, multimedia (including a PDF version of Know the Song, Know the Country and various printable notes), awards and credits
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This film makes the connection between Aboriginals in chains in the 19th century and Aboriginal people in prisons today, so providing a deeper understanding of how the violence and denials of the past inform the present. Ultimately, it gives conviction that with their extraordinary resilience, the Indigenous peoples of Australia will survive and flourish.
The documentary argues that the relentless removal of the Yindjibarndi/Ngarluma people into coastal ghettos has led to the community’s current problems. The film moves us through the period of British colonisation - unearthing appalling facts about slavery and the violent rule of pearling and pastoral overlords-to the abuses of the 1960s mining boom and problems of alcohol. Yet it never allows the viewer to forget the significance and influence of spiritual homelands, the bedrock upon which Yindjibarndi/Ngarluma tribal law is based. Above all, EXILE AND THE KINGDOM is a beautifully logical and persuasive argument for land rights.
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