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NAIDOC Week Free Film Festival

Thursday 11/07/2019 - Friday 12/07/2019

10.00AM - 4.00PM

Cost: Free

In celebration of NAIDOC week, Port Stephens Libraries will be screening special movies - free for all to enjoy. See the timetable below for more information.

Movie Venue, date and time


The story of blind artist Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingy, one of Australia's most important and acclaimed voices, whose music took inspiration from his country in North East Arnhem Land. (96mins).

Raymond Terrace Library

11 July, 2.30pm

Tomaree Library

12 July, 10.00am

Putuparri and the Rainmakers

Set against the backdrop of their long fight to reclaim their traditional lands, Putuparri and the Rainmakers is an emotional, visually breathtaking story of love, hope and the survival of Aboriginal law and culture against all odds. (97mins).

Raymond Terrace Library

11 July, 10.00am

Tomaree Library

12 July, 12.00pm


Two city-bred siblings are stranded in the Australian Outback, where they learn to survive with the aid of an Aboriginal boy on his "walkabout": a ritual separation from his tribe. This is the original 1971 movie featuring David Gulpilil (101mins).

Tomaree Library

12 July, 2.00pm

The Song Keepers

The inspiring, joyous story of a 32 member Aboriginal women's choir who embark on a historical tour of Germany, taking back the baroque Lutheran hymns, but in their own Western Arramta and Pitjantjatjara languages and on their own terms! (88mins).

Tomaree Library

12 July, 4.00pm


Utopia is a vast region in northern Australia and home to the oldest human presence on earth. 'This film is a journey into that secret country,' says John Pilger in Utopia. 'It will describe not only the uniqueness of the first Australians, but their trail of tears and betrayal and resistance - from one utopia to another'. (110mins)

Raymond Terrace Library

11 July, 12.30pm


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