Presented by Country Arts SA

A Reconciliation Week Event

Black Screen is an initiative of the National Film & Sound Archive. Black Screen invites everyone to attend free screenings of Indigenous films during Reconciliation week this May. Remember bookings are essential so we ask that you please contact our box office in advance to secure your seat.

Black Screen promotes cultural awareness and Indigenous screen culture, provides entertainment to communities and brings them together in discussion. We support the industry by showcasing Australia’s Indigenous talent on and off screen.

Country Arts SA acknowledges the assistance of Black Screen, an initiative of the National Film & Sound Archive


Black Screen 2017 Films:

Minnie Loves Junior (2010, G)

What does a girl have to do to get a boy’s attention? Minnie lives in a seaside fishing village. Junior lives there too. Little does he realise Minnie’s unrequited love will soon save his life.

Captain of the Team (2010, G)

On the 20th of January 2010, Brendan Short created a Facebook fan page, calling for renewed unity and a further step toward reconciliation. His concept for a new Australian flag would gain thousands of fans. Captain of the Team is the documented story of Brendan’s attempt to bring unity to a divided Australia.


High Tide (2013, G)

Can Jamie set his fishing line aside for one night in order to catch the girl of his dreams?


Coming Home – Aboriginal Diggers Film Residency

Produced by Country Arts SA 2017

Coming Home tells the story of a family’s yearning to know what happened to brothers Cyril and Rufus Rigney.
Both brothers set off from their community of Raukkan, Point Macleay Mission in South Australia and join the Great War and fight for country.

Victor Koolmatrie interviews his mother Verna and together they recall a journey to Ypres, Belgium. The story is beautifully remembered and effortlessly told by Ngarrindjeri Elder Verna Koolmatrie, she tells us of a chance meeting with a kind and friendly stranger with a generous heart and how he helped their family find peace.


Mimi (2002, M)

Short film starring Aaron Pedersen, Sophie Lee and David Gulpilil.
Warwick Thornton’s satirical short film stars Sophie Lee and Aaron Pedersen and pokes fun at white art collectors who purchase Indigenous art purely for its investment value


Nana (2007, PG)

Nana’s granddaughter thinks Nana’s pretty special. She loves her Nana because she helps the old people, she’s a good painter and other people love her too. Nana’s got everyone under control.


My Brother Vinnie (2006, M)

A documentary that explores the relationship between Arrernte actor Aaron Pedersen and his brother Vinnie who have grown up as each others’ shadow. From a very young age Vinnie gave his older brother Aaron duty of care. Aaron is a successful actor all the while being responsible for the care of Vinnie, who has mild intellectual disabilities and cerebral palsy. The journey hasn’t been easy for either brother

One Fine Day (2013, Classification TBC)

Trying to stay strong for her family on what proves to be a distressing and difficult day, a young woman comes to realize that some things in life are beyond her control. All that is left is love and hope.


Wadu Matyidi (2010, G) – Barossa Schools screenings only

In this short animated film set in pre-contact times (early 1800s), three adventurous Adnyamathanha kids of the Flinders Ranges set out for a day of exploration near their camp. They play traditional games and spook one another with tales of the ancient creatures of their country. They see unusual tracks and make an unexpected discovery that changes their lives forever.


Ringbalin: Breaking the Drought (2013, G) – Renmark, Goolwa & Tailem Bend only

A powerful documentary about the healing of Australia’s greatest river and its diverse peoples through ancient ceremony of culture and spirit. This is a story that started in 2010 with the Murrundi Ruwe Pangari Ringbalin, a ceremony to save the Murray Darling Rivers from a decade of drought.

Back then farms were failing, people were losing hope, cities were running out of water, and the rivers and the Coorong were dying. Uncle Major Sumner knew that the traditional owners had to do something. He joined with other traditional owners to perform the Ringbalin, travelling down the river from Queensland to the Southern Ocean, doing ceremony every night, singing the spirit back into the river, and into themselves.

Black Screen 2017 is supported by

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Mild themes

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