Join Amnesty’s Ashgrove Group for a screening of the documentary ‘We Don’t Need A Map’, a film about the long-standing connection of Aboriginal people to the Southern Cross constellation and Winner of the 2018 ATOM award for Best Documentary (Social and Political Issues).
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 radical range of 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 film-makers, 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.
Entry by donation. See trailer here: https://youtu.be/5qWfWdBhwVc