Opening Night: Bones of Crows
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Opening Night: Bones of Crows

BIRRARANGGA Film Festival at the NFSA
Thu 20 Jun 6:00 PM

Arc Cinema
Allocated Seating
Unclassified 15+
124 Mins | BIRRARANGGA Film Festival
2022 | DCP | CAN | D: Marie Clements 
English, Cree – English subtitles 
Removed from their family home and forced into Canada’s residential school system, Cree musical prodigy Aline and her siblings are plunged into a struggle for survival. Bones of Crows is Aline’s journey from child to matriarch: a moving, multi-generational epic of resilience, survival and the pursuit of justice. 

Preview short film: I Am Home 
2021 | Unclassified | 2 mins 25 sec | DCP | USA | D: Kymon Greyhorse 

A poetic memoir from Navajo, Tongan and 2Spirit filmmaker Kymon Greyhorse, I Am Home is a love letter that speaks of introspection, and what it means to rediscover who you are and cherish where you come from. 

This screening is co-presented in partnership with the High Commission of Canada | Haut-commissariat du Canada. 
The NFSA is proud to partner with BIRRARANGGA Film Festival, celebrating Global Indigenous Films that explore the curatorial themes of ‘strength, resilience and the environment’. First Nations relationships to the image as a form of expression, particularly in Australia, is connected to thousands of years of cultural practices. Curated by Wurundjeri (Woiwurrung)/Yorta Yorta screen creative and actor Tony Briggs, BIRRARANGGA honours that history and acknowledges the contemporary currency of the moving image, of film, as an expression of the human experience in relation to our natural surroundings.   

BIRRARANGGA is a not-for-profit that advances and promotes Indigenous filmmakers by encouraging innovative ways of thinking, creating and developing all Indigenous forms of the art of cinema. Donations over $2 are tax deductible. Your generous donations support will help maintain the operation of Australia's only Indigenous-led film festival. Donate here: 

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