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When 'Aborigines' became human. Global White Supremacy
Sat 20 May 2017, 17:00 – 20:00 BST
To commemorate 50 years since 'Aborigines' became human under Australian law (1967) we host two amazing films, one drama and one documentary, about Indigenous Australians. The films screen back-to-back from 2-4.30pm in the cinema at BFI Southbank. Tickets for the films will be available to buy now from this link http://bit.ly/2oFrXis
The films will be followed by a presentation and Q&A on global white supremacy for which tickets are free via Eventbrite
Drama, Rabbit Proof Fence: Until the 1970's. Aboriginal children of mixed race were taken by force from their families and raised in training 'schools' that would prepare them for lives domestic servants. More than a century after slavery was abolished , a white 'democracy' was still practicing racism of the most cruel description. This is a true story, based on the book by Doris Pilkington of three children and their heroic resistance to oppression.The thousands of children affected are known today as the Stolen Generations.
Documentary, The Redfern Story The Australian National Black Theatre was established in 1971, a few years after the 1967 referendum that recognised indigenous Australians as human beings. In the early 1970s, the Sydney suburb of Redfern hosted over 20,000 Aboriginal people.
A small group of untrained, but passionate and talented activists came together and became a focal point for civil rights activism using theatre.The Redfern Story documents the efforts made through activism and theatre to bring the cause of Black people to public notice, as a first step towards gaining land rights and better treatment. With theatre, dance and song as powerful political tools,
After the films in the Blue Room we will have a discussion on global white supremacy for which tickets are free if booked via eventbrite