Sunday, January 13th will be the next monthly community documentary screening in the Old Cobargo Butter Factory at 3.30pm
Directed by Warwick Thornton, Produced by Brendan Fletcher
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 filmmakers, Warwick Thornton, tackles this fiery subject head on, in a bold film which challenges us to consider the place of the Southern Cross in the Australian psyche.
Imbued with Warwick’s cavalier spirit, this is a thought-provoking ride through Australia’s cultural and political landscape.
VIEW THE TRAILER: vimeo.com/216694362