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Celebrate indigenous storytelling with these unforgettable movies now streaming at SBS On Demand
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26 Jan 2016 - 1:54 PM  UPDATED 26 Jan 2016 - 1:54 PM

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Green Bush

Australia, 2005
Genre: Drama
Director: Warwick Thornton
Starring: David Page, Audrey Napanangka Martin, Leo Jampinjinpa Wayne
What's it about?
Every night, Indigenous DJ Kenny hosts the Green Bush show for Aboriginal inmates and their families. Isolated at the station, he takes requests from those on the inside and out while at the same time coping with the results of a wild night outside and learning his place in the circle of violence. Green Bush is based on Warwick Thornton’s real-life experience as a DJ in Alice Springs and celebrates an era of music, working for the cause and getting things done. But not in the way you would expect.

 

Bit of Black Business

Australia, 2007
Genre: Drama
Language: English
What's it about?
The business of being black today takes many forms: outrageous, courageous, mysterious, simple, straightforward and complex. The good, the bad and the ugly. But what makes our bit of business unique? The 13 short films in this series are directed by Indigenous filmmakers from around Australia.

The films: Hush, Kwatye, Custard, Days Like These, Done. Dirt Cheap., Two Big Boys, Too Late, Sharpeye, 
The Turtle, Nana (pictured), Jackie Jackie, Blood Lines, Back Seat. 

Warwick Thornton's 'Nana'

 

Blackfellas

MA15+
Australia, 1993
Genre: Drama
Director: James Ricketson
Starring: John Moore, David Ngoombujarra, Jaylene Riley, Ernie Dingo
What's it about?
Nyoongar Doug Dooligan (John Moore) has just got out of prison. He wants to remain law-abiding, but the pull of his old family and friends - who are deeply embroiled in a life of crime-  is very strong. When Doug is asked to help a friend (David Ngoombujarra) pull off a robbery, he knows it's a bad idea but he goes along anyway...

 

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