Free

YSP 2017 Film Screening - We Don't Need A Map

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

ACMI

Flinders Street

Melbourne, VIC 3000

Australia

View Map

Friends Who Are Going
Event description

Description

This is the story of the hijacking of an Australian icon.

The Southern Cross is the most famous constellation in the southern hemisphere. Ever since colonisation it’s been claimed, appropriated and hotly-contested for ownership by a radical range of Australian groups. But for Aboriginal people the meaning of this heavenly body is deeply spiritual. And just about completely unknown. For a start, the Southern Cross isn’t even a cross - it’s a totem that’s deeply woven into the spiritual and practical lives of Aboriginal people.

Now one of Australia’s leading film-makers, Warwick Thornton, tackles this fiery subject head on in a bold and poetic essay- film. “We Don’t Need a Map” challenges us to consider the place of the Southern Cross in the Australian psyche.

Imbued with Warwick’s cavalier spirit, this is a fun and thought-provoking ride through Australia’s cultural and political landscape.

This screening with form part of the Foundation for Young Australians 2017 Young Social Pioneers program - www.fya.org.au/ysp.

Thank you to our program partners:
The Wilson Foundation
Lord Mayors Charitable Foundation
The Dyson Bequest
Abbotts
Citi
Charter Hall
UBS

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

ACMI

Flinders Street

Melbourne, VIC 3000

Australia

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved