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.)
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.