One of Australia's most potent stories – illuminating the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians today.
Journeying from the deserts of Aranda to the gates of Buckingham Palace, the Namatjira Project follows the family of Indigenous artist Albert Namatjira on their quest to regain the rights to his history making artworks. Albert Namatjira was a man caught between worlds, paraded as a great Australian,and at the same time treated with contempt. After being wrongly imprisoned in 1959 and passing away two years later, the copyright to his art was sold by the Australian government in 1983, despite being left to his children.
Working with the Namatjira family and art and social justice organisation Big hART, filmmaker Sera Davies follows his descendants 60 years after his death as they seek justice, and the return of their ancestor's legacy.
Namatjira and Big hART Producer, Sophia Marinos will be in attendance.
IMAGE: Albert Namatjira with family, by Pastor S O Gross, courtesy Strehlow Research Centre.
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