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NAIDOC Film Festival

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NAIDOC Film Festival

Sun 10 July at 11:00 am

In celebration of NAIDOC Week 2022 (3-10 July) Bathurst Library is screening two films in the library on Sunday 10 July. Bluetooth headphones will be available from the library front desk. Closed captions available.
11am-12.30pm. In My Blood It Runs (PG)
Ten-year-old Dujuan is a child-healer, a good hunter and speaks three languages. As he shares his wisdom of history and the complex world around him we see his spark and intelligence. Yet Dujuan is ‘failing’ in school and facing increasing scrutiny from welfare and the police.
As he travels perilously close to incarceration, his family fight to give him a strong Arrernte education alongside his western education lest he becomes another statistic.
We walk with him as he grapples with these pressures, shares his truths and somewhere in-between finds space to dream, imagine and hope for his future self.
1.30pm – 2.30pm. The Coolbaroo Club (G)
This hour-long documentary gives an astonishing insight into the life of an East Perth dance club—the Coolbaroo Club—run by the Nyoongar Aboriginal community and for all Aboriginal people and their (few) white supporters between 1946 and 1960.
The film gives a very good background to the situation for Aboriginal people in Perth in the post-World War II years. Aboriginal people, excluded from white social clubs and venues, began organising their own dances at a hall in East Perth —the Coolbaroo Club.
The hugely popular dances were attended by Aboriginal people from all over the area.
The Coolbaroo Club also attracted black musicians from around the world, including Nat ‘King’ Cole, Harold Blair and the Harlem Globetrotters, who could not perform for Aboriginal people in any other venue.


Sun 10 July
11:00 am
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Bathurst Library
70-78 Keppel Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia
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(02) 6333 6281
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Local government area
Bathurst Region
Screen, Aboriginal culture


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