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Aboriginal resistance to the invasion of Australia never ceased. It continues today.
An in-depth bio of Aboriginal political activist Robbie Thorpe exploring his politics, his life and being an Aboriginal today upon land that was stolen and whose sovereignty never been ceded.
This mid-length documentary looks into the making of this Aboriginal activist leader, about the patterns of modern resistance to oppression, and what this has to say about Australia now.
Running time: 50-60 minutes
Production: Shoot over November 2015 – September 2018
First teaser released in January 2016 for the crowdfunding campaign.
The people affected by the British atomic weapons tests at Emu Fields and Maralinga in the 1950's and 60's remain haunted and deeply impacted. This short film extracts the memories of Aboriginal elders who experienced the fallout, alongside those of Australian atomic veterans who helped set up and execute those fateful and deadly tests. Their memories mix and correlate, as they gaze across the same desert landscape half a century later.
World Premiere screening at the 2nd International Uranium Film Festival, Rio, Brazil 30 June 2012 Featured in timemachinemag.com/ Issue 6: atomic July 2012 Selected for Night-Sun-Day screening program, The Desert Equinox Exhibition, Broken Hill, Australia,1-23 September 2012 Official Selection for the SoCal Fim Festival, California, USA, 28 September 2012 Touring Uranium Film Festival Berlin, Germany, 4 October 2012 Official Selection for the Byron Bay Film Festival (BBFF), Australia, 8 March 2013 Selected for the Green Film Festival in Seoul (GFFIS), South Korea, 13, 16 May 2013
A people speak out for their river, and for their future
The Hidden Valley gold and silver mine in the Morobe Province is affecting communities living along the Watut River, a long and fast-flowing river in the lush mountains of Papua New Guinea.
In this evocative and beautifully shot short documentary we hear how indigenous models of development are clashing with those imposed by mining companies and government when they are not listening to local landowners.
We hear from a diverse range of local community representatives, community workers and landowners as they describe the impacts of this joint Australian - South African owned mine as well as the way forward to a more sustainable future.
Hidden Valley (documentary)
Directed by Jessie Boylan
Edited by Anthony Kelly
Produced by the Mineral Policy Institute 2013
Premiered as opening film at the Environmental Film Festival Melbourne, Australia. (September 2013)
Under threat and under-recognised, this beautiful Victorian wetland is home to 129 bird species and a community of humans out to save it.
The development proposal that was featured in this film was rejected by the local Council after a long campaign by residents.
Confronting the military industrial surveillance complex
A documentary by multi-award winning Australian filmmaker, David Bradbury. A window into the passions and politics of the modern Australian peace movement.
Shot during the action-packed 2014 Canberra Peace Convergence at the Aboriginal Tent Embassy, Waging Peace tracks a convoy of activists who set out to break the world record for the most protest actions on a single day. Featuring Senator Scott Ludlum, US Iraq War veteran, Vince Emanuele and Bundjalung Elder Vincent Duraux, the film concludes with the powerful, historically significant Frontier Wars March on Anzac Day.
Responding to the perfect storm of wars, climate change and the global surveillance state, today's peace activists act with strategy and gusto; by targeting the industries and institutions which drive Australia's complicity and challenging the deepest of our cultural assumptions about war and Australia's history.
Waging Peace [Teaser 2]
Waging Peace documentary
49 mins Australia 2015 Directed by David Bradbury
Edited by Anthony Kelly & Andrew Aristides Frontline Films www.frontlinefilms.com.au
WAGING PEACE [Teaser]
War on Trial
War On Trial documentary - Oficial Selection Global Peace Film Festival 2016. Now available for screenings, on DVD and Video on Demand.
In July 2013, two Australian peace activists took it upon themselves to deliberately damage an Australian Army Tiger Attack helicopter. Motivated by the infamous Collateral Murder video that was released by Wikileaks three years earlier and the global Ploughshares movement, Bryan Law and Graeme Dunstan faced years in prison for criminal damage worth $162,000. Bryan died of a heart attack only months before they were due to face trial. Graeme would have to face the court alone.
This new documentary from David Bradbury covers the intense three day trial, the motivations and strategies as the Australian peace movement put the country's involvement in the Iraq and Afghanistan on public trial for the first time.
War On Trial [Teaser]
52 minute documentary: Editor
Directed by David Bradbury. Frontline Films
Music: David Rovics "If I had a hammer" davidrovics.com