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Thu Jan 26 2:00 PM

Arc Cinema
Allocated Seating
73 Mins
1972 | DCP | AUS | D: Alessandro Cavadini 

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples should be aware that this event may contain the images of people who have passed away.  
Ningla A-na is the only film shot inside the Aboriginal Tent Embassyup close to the people who created it. This hard-hitting movie tells the story from the inside.  


Watched by ASIO and harassed by the police, the embassy was the beginning of a movement that led to the establishment of the Aboriginal Medical Service, the Aboriginal Legal Service and the National Black Theatre, as well as a tide of support from around Australia which finally led to the grant of native title land rights. 

With the developing debate surrounding the Voice to Parliament, there is no more important film to be watching right now.  
‘Australia’s greatest ever protest movie … vividly captures a significant event in modern history [5 stars]’ – The Guardian 

This title is held in the NFSA collection. 

Arc Cinema

1 McCoy Circuit Acton, Australian Capital Territory, 2601