The Wednesday Matinee features films and videos from the collections held by the Library. Screenings usually run for about 60 minutes. Admission is free and screening starts at 1.30pm. Bookings are not necessary.
Program for May 2013
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River of Dreams (1985, 52 min.)
Explores the divergent approaches to ‘country’ between indigenous and non-indigenous people, conservationists and developers upon the Kimberley’s Fitzroy River.
Red Matildas (1985, 50 min.)
The film analyses the social and political conditions in Australia during the Great Depression through the lives of three women -conditions of massive unemployment, widespread malnutrition
and growing militarism at home and abroad.
Case 442 (2005, 49 min.)
A personal testimonial on the Aboriginal child removal policies and the lifelong effects of being separated from family and community.
Dispossessed: no going back (1991, 52 min.)
Looks at the Afghan refugee situation in Pakistan and Iran. The problem has grown so fast that humanitarian refuge no longer suffices, and repatriation offers a solution.
In the beginning, there was shopping (1991, 57 min.)
This film essay investigates the meaning of money in our lives, and its transformational power on the human psyche through the means of shopping.
Program for June 2013
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Lousy Little Sixpence (1982, 54 min.)
A meticulous study of how white Australians between the wars consistently broke up Aboriginal families to manufacture a black servant class. The title of the film is derived from the payment
which was supposed to be the children’s wage.
My mother India (2001, 52 min.)
Director Safina Uberoi traces her family history. Her Australian mother married a Sikh and moved to India where they raised their three children and survived the anti-Sikh riots of 1984.
Medieval Siege (2005, 54 min.)
By the end of the 13th century the art of building castles had reached a peak and weapons of attack had also improved. A contemporary team attempts to build siege machines capable of battering down
stone castle walls.
The Hacktivists (2001, 54 min.)
The intention of these cyber-protesters is to disrupt e-commerce and preventing websites from operating effectively. Their perception is that they are modern dissidents whose activities sit alongside, even boost
and support, traditional forms of street protest.
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