Invasion Day 2011!

Wednesday 26 January 7.30pm
@ Offmarket, 111 Lower Clapton Road E9 0NP

January 26th is "Australia Day" - the nation's annual public holiday to commemorate the founding of the white Australian state. Anyone interested in questioning the celebration of the founding and maintenance of a nation through policies of genocide and dispossession, and in hearing about aboriginal resistance to the Australian government's most recent racist laws is invited to this Invasion Day event. We will be screening the newly released documentary "Our Generation" (see below), giving updates from the Rollback the Intervention and Stop Black Deaths in Custody campaigns and facilitating discussion on solidarity and strategy.

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"Our Generation": A documentary film by Sinem Saban and Damien Curtis (2010)

A rollercoaster journey into the heart of Australia’s Indigenous relations, a hidden shame that is pushing the world’s oldest living culture to the edge. Through the stories of the Yolngu of NE Arnhem Land, the film looks at the Government’s ongoing policies of paternalism and assimilation, examines the real issues underlying Indigenous disadvantage, and opens dialogue on ways forward that respect Aboriginal culture and dignity.

A fresh look at unresolved issues, with music by John Butler Trio, Yothu Yindi, Archie Roach, Gurrumul, and Goanna.