Naidoc Week

Naidoc Week 2024 at Deckchair Cinema

To celebrate NAIDOC Week we are screening a selection from the Indigenous Spotlight Shorts at Flickerfest before features in and around NAIDOC Week. Due to programming constraints some of the films are outside of NAIDOC Week this year, but we have programmed them in the spirit of NAIDOC week objectives. There are other films screening outside of the NAIDOC program not shown below, to see the full line up of feature films click here.

- 2024 NAIDOC Program at Deckchair Cinema -

Thu 4-Jul 7.00pm Radiance screening with short film The Dress (15 min)

The Dress: The Annual Debutante Ball is a big deal in First Nations Australian Aboriginal communities. When Pa reveals a secret on top of the wardrobe, a young girl’s dream is fulfilled.

Fri 5-Jul 7.00pm IF screening with short film Tangki (Donkey) (6 min)

Tangki (Donkey): Three Anangu women recount how donkeys came to be well loved in their desert community in the time before modern things like cars existed.

Sat 6-Jul 7.00pm WINHANGANHA  with a selection of shorts - Nana (6min), Mimi (14 Min), Djalbuyan Nahra (5min)

Nana: Nana’s granddaughter thinks Nana’s pretty special. She loves her Nana because she helps the old people, she’s a good painter and other people love her too. Nana’s got everyone under control. Part of the “A Bit of Black Business” series.

Mimi: Warwick Thornton’s satirical short film Mimi pokes fun at white art collectors who purchase Indigenous art purely for its investment value. Featuring Aaron Pedersen, Sophie Lee and David Gulpilil.

Djalbuyan Nahra: Djalbuyan, meaning little sister in the first nations Dyirbal language follows the story of Nahra. Taken from her community, Nahra returns home to confront past traumas and reconnect with her people, land, and waters after 8 years away.

Mon 8-Jul 7.00pm The Zone of Interest screenign with short film Ngurrawaana (3 min)

Ngurrawaana: Yindjibarndi man Wimiya Woodley takes us on an immersive journey of self-discovery back to his homelands. Originally established by his grandfather Woodley King, Ngurrawaana was set up as a place of rejuvenation and recovery for Yindjibarndi people who had lost their way. Wimiya shows us how being back in his country helps his people find their spirit and power amongst their ancestors.

Thu 11-Jul 7.00pm Luku Ngarra - Q&A with filmmaker Sinem Saban and Special Guests

This is the extroardinary story of one Yolŋu man’s 45 year life journey fighting for the political and spiritual freedom of his people. Unflinching in his delivery, yet soft in his humanity - Rev Dr Djiniyini Gondarra has a confronting and urgent message for Australians and the world as he illuminates the long standing paradigm that controls us all. 

Director Sinem Saban is attending with Special Guests.

Sat 13-Jul 9.00pm Monkey Man screening with short film Marlu Man (15 Min)

Marlu Man: They needed a hero. They got… Marlu Man. An Aboriginal man who is pushed to his limits by a racist society creates the gammonest super-hero alter-ego; Marlu Man. Armed with a pouch full of ping pong balls, a polony sandwich (yes polony, not devon), and a thirst for justice, Marlu Man kidnaps online trolls and dishes out punishment in his fortress of solitude, Mum’s shed. Marlu Man, half kangaroo, half pox. All hero.

Mon 15-Jul 7.00pm The Convert screening with short film Katele (Mudskipper) (14 Min)

Katele (Mudskipper): Martha, a Torres Strait Islander woman works tirelessly in a laundromat loading machines and folding washing, ready for the collection of her boss. When a mysterious visitor arrives, Martha is reminded of the life she has left behind.