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Title Two laws : a film in four parts / producers, directors, editors, Carolyn Stachan, Alessandro Cavadini.

Published Australia : Made by Carolyn Strachan and Alessandro Cavadini with the assistance of the Creative Development Branch of the Australian Film Commission, 1981.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Store VID  994.00499 TWO  VHS video cassette    AVAILABLE
Physical description 1 videocassette (VHS) (133 minutes) : sound, colour ; 1/2 in.
1/2 in.
polychrome rdacc
Series Picturing black Australia.
Picturing black Australia.
Contents Pt. 1. Police times (31 min.) -- pt. 2. Welfare times (24 min.) -- pt. 3. Struggle for our land (34 min.) --pt. 4. Living with two laws (39 min.)
Summary An innovative film on the Borroloola people's struggle for the recognition of Aboriginal law. Aborigines actively collaborated with the filmmakers in determining the form of the film. Police Times is a dramatic re-enactment of white oppression in the 1930s. In Welfare Times, life under the welfare system in the 1950s is re-enacted. In struggle for Our Land, Aboriginal attachment to the land is described and the first hearing of the Borroloola land claim is also reenacted. Living With Two Laws is concerned with the movement back to traditional land and the setting up of cattle stations.
Other author Strachan, Carolyn, producer, director. fme.
Cavadini, Alessandro, producer, director. fme.
Australian Film Commission. Creative Development Branch.
Subject Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Northern Territory -- Borroloola -- History.
Aboriginal Australians -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Australia -- Northern Territory -- Borroloola.
Aboriginal Australians -- Land tenure -- Australia -- Northern Territory -- Borroloola.
Other title Police times.
Welfare times.
Struggle for our land.
Living with two laws.