As part of NAIDOC Week, a week-long celebration of Indigenous Australians' and Torres Strait Islanders' culture, the Museum of Contemporary Art is hosting two free lunchtime movie screenings.
The screenings kick off on Tuesday, July 10, with We Fight (Guniwaya Ngigu) a documentary following Aboriginal Australians' protest of the 1982 Brisbane Commonwealth Games. The film shows the gathering of Aboriginal peoples from all over the country in resistance of and solidarity against the inequality shown to them by the Games and the government. It's also one of the first documentaries both directed and produced by an entirely Aboriginal company.
Jedda, one of the first Australian feature films with an Aboriginal lead, will play on Thursday, July 12. The 1955 film focuses on the struggle of a girl caught between her Indigenous heritage and her upbringing by a white woman. The movie is also known as the first colour film made in Australia depicting the Australian landscape.
Viewings for both films start at 12.30pm in the MCA Lecture Theatre on Level 2 and no bookings are required. The free lunchtime screens are part of the gallery's week-long NAIDOC celebration.