NAIDOC Goologoolup Film Screenings: We Don't Need a Map
For NAIDOC Week 2019 the Perth Cultural Centre and the State Theatre Centre present a free screening of We Don't Need a Map (2017), directed by Warwick Thornton.
We Don’t Need a Map
2017 | M | 85mins | Documentary | Directed by Warwick Thornton
Heath Ledger Theatre
State Theatre Centre
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 range of radical 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.
One of Australia’s leading filmmakers, Warwick Thornton, tackles this fiery subject head-on in this bold, poetic essay-film. We Don’t Need a Map asks questions about where the Southern Cross sits in the Australian psyche. Imbued with Warwick’s cavalier spirit, this is a fun and thought-provoking ride through Australia’s cultural and political landscape.
Saturday 13 July, 2pm
State Theatre Centre of WA, 174-176 William Street
Perth WA 6000