Movie, Doco & DVD List

This is a varied selection of film, documentary or educational productions about Aboriginal heritage, culture or social issues. There are many more titles in existence and we encourage you to check libraries, schools, universities, websites, production companies and more.

Whiteys Like Usdownload
Initial release: 1999
Director: Rachel Landers
Producer: Tom Zubrycki
Genre: Documentary
Running time: 52m

Ten Canoesdownload (1)
Release date: June 29, 2006
Directors: Rolf De Heer & Peter Djigirr
Producer: Rolf De Heer & Julie Ryan
Genre: Adventure, Comedy & Drama
Running time: 1h 32m

Rabbit Proof Fencedownload (2)
Release date: February 4, 2002
Director: Phillip Noyce
Producer: Phillip Noyce, Christine Olsen & John Winter
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama & History
Running time: 1h 33m

Bastardydownload (4)
Initial release: August 2, 2008
Director: Amiel Courtin-Wilson
Producer: Amiel Courtin-Wilson & Philippa Campey
Genre: Documentary
Running time: 1h 23m

The Apology3014
Date: 2008
Directed by: Sarah Spillane
Genre: Documentary
Running time: 22m

Utopiadownload (6)
Release date: January 17, 2014
Producers: John Pilger
Director: John Pilger
Genre: Documentary
Running time: 1h 50m

Bran Nue Daedownload (7)
Release date: August 9, 2009
Directed by: Rachel Perkins
Produced by: Robyn Kershaw, Graeme Isaac
Genre: Comedy, Drama & Musical
Running time: 1h 28m

Charlie`s Countrydownload (8)
Release date: October 12, 2013
Directed by: Rolf De Heer
Produced by: Rolf De Heer, Peter Djigirr, Niels Erik Nielsen
Genre: Drama
Running time: 1h 48m

Samson and Delilahdownload (9)
Release date: May 7, 2009
Directed by: Warwick Thornton
Produced by: Kath Shelper
Genre: Drama & Romance
Running time: 1h 37m

Beneath Cloudsdownload (10)
Release date: May 23, 2002
Director: Ivan Sen
Producer: Teresa-Jayne Hanlon
Genre: Drama & Romance
Running time: 1h 30m

Yolngu Boydownload (11)
Initial release: March 22, 2001
Directed by: Stephen Johnson
Produced by: Patricia Edgar, M. Yunupingu & Galarrwuy Yunupingu
Genre: Drama
Running time: 1h 25m

Where the Green Ants Dreamdownload (12)
Release date: 1985
Director: Werner Herzog
Producer: Lucki Stipetic
Genre: Drama
Running time: 1h 40m

Walkaboutdownload (14)
Release date: October 1971
Director: Nicolas Roeg
Produced by: Si Litvinoff
Genre: Adventure & Drama
Running time: 1h 40m

The Trackerdownload (15)
Release date: August 8, 2002
Director: Rolf De Heer
Genre: Drama
Running time: 1h 38m

Mabodownload (16)
Release date: June 9, 2012
Director: Rachel Perkins
Producers: Darren Dale & Miranda Dear
Genre: Biography & Drama
Running time: 1h 43m

Radiancedownload (17)
Release date: October 8, 1998
Director: Rachel Perkins
Produced by: Ned Lander
Genre: Drama
Running time: 1h 23m

Chant of Jimmie Blacksmithdownload (19)
Release date: June 21, 1978
Director: Fred Schepisi
Producer: Fred Schepisi
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama & History
Running time: 2h 2m

Jeddadownload (20)
Initial release: 1955
Director: Charles Chauvel
Producer: Charles Chauvel
Genre: Drama
Running time: 1h 41m

Sapphiresdownload (21)
Release date: August 9, 2012
Directed by: Wayne Blair
Produced by: Rosemary Blight, Kylie Du Fresne
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Musical & Music
Running time: 1h 43m

East Coast EncounterdroppedImage
Release date: 2014
Directed by: Jeff McMullen
Genre: Documentary
Book: DVD is accompanied by book of the same name.
Running time: 26m

Final Quarter

Release Date: 7 June 2019
Directed by: Ian Darling
Produced by: Ian Darling, Mary Macrae
Genre: Documentary
Running Time: 1h 15m

Cool Australia Lessons
School Curriculum Resources

producing lessons for Years 5–12 that investigate themes raised in THE FINAL QUARTER.

The Nightingale
Release Date: 29 August 2019
Director: Jennifer Kent
Writer: Jennifer Kent
Producer: Ben Browning & others
Genre: Adventure Drama Thriller
Running Time: 2h 16m

Stars: Aisling Franciosi, Sam Claflin, Baykali Ganambar

Sweet Country

Release date: 25 January 2018
Directed by: Warwick Thornton
Produced by: Greer Simpkin, David Jowsey
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama
Running Time: 1h 53m

Message from Mungo

Release date: 2014
Directed by: Andrew Pike, Ann McGrath
Produced by: Andrew Pike, Ann McGrath
Genre: Documentary
Running Time: 70m

First Footprints

Release date: 2013
Directed by: Martin Butler, Bentley Dean
Produced by: Martin Butler, Bentley Dean
Genre: Documentary
Running Time: 4 episodes of 57m


TV Programs

Total Control

A fearless Indigenous senator, just weeks into her political career, finds herself betrayed at the highest level. Seeking redemption, she sets out to settle a score against the party, and the Prime Minister of Australia.
2019 AACTA Awards Winner: Best TV Drama Series, Best Lead Actress in a TV Drama and Best Supporting Actress in a TV drama.
Total Control : Watch on ABC iview –‎

Black Comedy

The sketch comedy series: a sharp, witty and altogether unapologetic comedic exploration of what it means to be black in contemporary Australia.
Series 1-4 (2014-2019)
Black Comedy : Watch on ABC iview –‎

Robbie Hood

Robbie Hood is a multi-award-winning series following charismatic thirteen-year-old misfit with a heart of gold, who skirts the law to right the wrongs he sees taking place in his community.
Ludo Studio
Robbie Hood : NITV / SBS OnDemand –‎

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Episode: 7 episodes
Director: Rachel Perkins
Producers: Rachel Perkins
Created by: Rachel Perkins
First episode: October 12, 2008
Genre: Documentary
Final episode: November 2, 2008

Redfern Nowdownload (18)
Season 1: 2012
Season 2: 2013
Season 3: 2015
Original release: November 1, 2012 – April 9, 2015
Genre: Drama
Director: Rachel Perkins, Wayne Blair, Leah Purcell, Catriona McKenzie, Adrian Russell Wills & Beck Cole