The Goologoolup NAIDOC Screenings is a free series of film programs, from the NSFA Black Screens collection and the Western Australian Indigenous Community Stories (ICS) collection that will be held as part of NAIDOC Week 2018 (July 8-15) and screen from July 9-14. With this year’s theme, Because of her, we can, the films will focus on the experiences of indigenous women and the invaluable contributions they have made to community, culture, and family.
During the week, the Perth Cultural Centre presents daily screenings in the State Library theatrette, ranging from animated children’s films, to young adult stories. On Friday ICS: Western Australian stories allows a rare opportunity to see never-before-screened documentaries exploring the lives of Indigenous artists and musicians from across the state (Sally Bin Denim, Laurel Nannup, and the Gunada Band).
On Saturday at the Heath Ledger State Theatre Centre there will be a presentation of The Redfern Story (2014). The documentary looks at the group of Aboriginal activists in 1970s Redfern, Sydney, who came together to create the country’s first Aboriginal theatre company.
The Goologoolup NAIDOC Screenings take place at the State Library and State Theatre Centre from July 9 -14.