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Luku Ngarra - The Law Of the Land

Denmark Civic Centre

host: Denmark Arts

where: Sunday 14th July, 4:00 pm Denmark Civic Centre

LOT 3 Strickland St, Denmark WA 6333

$15.00 AUD Admission + $2.00 booking fee + $5.00 fundraiser fee = $22.00

*This screening is a fundraiser and has a Q&A session.

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Please note: This ticket entitles you to a single screening only of Luku Ngarra-The Law of the Land.

For a Day pass to both films click HERE.

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CONCESSION CARD HOLDERS

please take advantage of a $5 discount on your single pass ticket by entering the Concession Code: DAFNFFCC at checkout. Remember to bring your concession card to present at the screening for verification. This offer ensures everyone has the opportunity to experience the First Nations Film Festival. Secure your discounted tickets and join us for this special event!

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Join us for an extraordinary celebration of NAIDOC Week 2024 at the First Nations Film Festival, hosted by Denmark Arts. On 14th July at the Denmark Civic Centre, immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage and contemporary stories of Indigenous Australia with two powerful films: “Luku Ngurra: Law of the Land” (PG) at 4 PM and “Dig Deeper” (M) at 6 PM. Enjoy insightful guest speakers, Aunty Lyn Knapp and Aunty Violet Coyne, as they share their perspectives. Doors open at 3:30 PM, with delicious food, drinks, snacks, and merchandise available. Secure your spot with a day pass for $35, a single film pass for $20, or a concession film pass for $15. Prepaid Bookings are essential

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About the Film

Winner of the Change Award at Adelaide Film Festival and the Human Rights Awards at Montreal Independent Film Festival, Ḻuku Ngärra: The Law of the Land is the extraordinary story of one Yolŋu elder’s 45 year journey fighting for the political and spiritual freedom of his people.

Unflinching in his delivery and integrity, yet soft in his humanity – Rev Dr Gondarrahas a confronting and urgent message for Australians and the world as he questions the long standing paradigm that controls us all.

Rev. Dr Djiniyini Gondarra OAM is an initiated clan leader within the Yolŋu Nation who has spent the most part of his 79 years of life as a civil rights activist, a spiritual leader, a cross cultural mediator, an educator and one of few elders who has dedicated his life to upholding the traditional law of his people.

Filmed over 5 years in Northeast Arnhem Land and as a result of a 16 year friendship between Dr Gondarra and Director Sinem Saban, Ḻuku Ngärra: The Law of the Land presents an intimate exploration of Yolŋu law and how it has kept their people in balance with the environment and with each other for over tens of thousands of years. With the onset of colonisation and the enforcement of its ideologies and laws, the film illuminates how this foreign system that is so completely at odds with their own has created chaos to their lives, their spirituality and the environment.

Through the first-hand experience living between two worlds and the pool of wisdom that comes from such an experience, Dr Gondarra demands that we ask the big questions around what is law, what is freedom and who is really in control of our lives?

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