Wik vs Queensland

Documentaries
Director: Dean Gibson 2018 84 Minutes All ages
Wik vs Queensland Sun 14 Oct free
SOLD OUT 10:00am 84mins State Library of Queensland

In the wake of the High Court’s landmark 1996 decision to grant native title co-existence to the Wik People of Far North Queensland, a small community becomes embroiled in a divisive national debate with far-reaching consequences.

Director Dean Gibson looks back at this remarkable period in the state’s recent past. When the High Court of Australia ruled in favour of an Indigenous community’s land rights claim around Aurukun in Cape York in 1996, the community found resistance from the Federal Government.

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Year:2018
Classification:All ages
Country:Australia
Language:English
Director:Dean Gibson
Producer:Helen Morrison, Dean Gibson, Trish Lake
Cast:Noel Pearson, Professor Marcia Langton am, Walter Sofronoff qc, Maree Kalkeeyorta
Script:Dean Gibson
Program strand:Documentaries
Rights:Bacon Factory Films, Bent3land Productions, Freshwater Pictures