Director: Alessandro Cavadini 2020 72 Minutes PG
NINGLA A-NA Sun 11 Oct
SOLD OUT TIX AT VENUE ONLY 01:00pm 117mins Australian Cinémathèque GOMA

Ningla A-Na: Hungry for Land 1972 is a rare historical record that documents a significant moment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander activism from inside the tent, at the heart of the protest.

Ningla A-Na is a documentary about the events surrounding the establishment of the Aboriginal tent embassy on the lawns of Parliament House in Canberra in 1972. Erection of the tent embassy on the lawns of Parliament is the most symbolic action ever taken by Aboriginal people in their struggle for justice in their own land. Ningla A-Na incorporates interviews with black activists, the work of the National Black Theatre, Aboriginal Legal Service and Aboriginal Medical Service, plus footage from the demonstrations and arrests at the embassy. It is the only film to focus on the tent embassy from an insider’s point of view and is an historic document, integral to comprehension of the Aboriginal political struggle.


Director:Alessandro Cavadini
Producer:Alessandro Cavadini
Cast:Max Hensser
Program strand:Documentaries
Rights:Smart St Films