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NAIDOC Week 2013 Film Screenings at Burrinja

July 14, 2013

 

 

* MELBOURNE  NAIDOC event

NAIDOC Week 2013 Film Screenings  Two insightful films focusing on touring indigenous music groups in the 1980′s

  • Sunday 14 July @ 2pm
  • Free, No Bookings Required

No Fixed Address- On Tour (Documentary, 1987, 59 mins, directed by John Tatoulis)
Documentary on the British tour of one of Australia’s leading rock bands, No Fixed Address, a band committed to expressing aspects of their culture and the condition of Aboriginal people through their music. Includes footage of the Brisbane Commonwealth Games protests and also examines British black music.
Wrong Side of the Road (Feature Film, 1981, 78 mins, directed by Led Lander)
Roads, rock and racism! This iconic ’80s film, hailed as a game changer, has been brought back to life frame by painstaking frame. The soundtrack, in all its reggae-infused glory, has been restored to the filmmaker’s original vision. The film follows two days in the lives of Aboriginal bands Us Mob and No Fixed Address, as they trek from Port Adelaide to Point Pearce, South Australia.
The co-writers and band members – Bart Willoughby, Chris Jones, John Miller, Veronica Rankine, Ronnie Ansell, Peter ‘Pedro’ Butler and Wally McArthur – play themselves. The story is based on their real-life experiences and those of their community. Us Mob favours hard rock, No Fixed Address prefers a Jamaican reggae beat. This uncompromising film and its empowering music is as fresh and relevant today as it was 32 years ago.”
Possesses a rough-edged power and no-holds-barred narrative that combines to make the movie compelling viewing” – Rolling Stone

Burrinja
Dandenong Ranges Community Cultural Centre Inc.
351 Glenfern Road Upwey, Victoria 3158 Australia 03 9754 8723 events@burrinja.org.au.

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