This ground-breaking yet to be released independent Indigenous funded Australian documentary has been touring Australia to sold out venues with standing ovations and is heading to London for one special screening with Q+A to follow with the film maker.
Winner of the ‘Change’ Award at Adelaide Film Festival 2022, Luku Ngärra: The Law of the Land is an unflinching presentation of how the dominant colonial system has forced itself upon the lives of Australia’s First Nations people, creating chaos and devastation to their everyday lives, their culture and their law.
At the centrepiece of the film is the remarkable Rev Dr Djiniyini Gondarra OAM, a highly respected Indigenous elder, educator and spiritual leader who has spent the last 45 years of his life struggling for the political and spiritual freedom of his people.
The film will deeply challenge audiences understanding of the Yolngu First Nation’s world, their culture and their law that has been gravely misrepresented. Presenting rare footage of law ceremonies that have been in practise for over 60,000 years as well as an intimate lens into the crisis currently facing remote Indigenous communities today, worldwide audiences will be compelled to question their own paradigm and the views and structures that come with it.
Combined with his well-known directness, his humility and wisdom as well as his authority as an initiated law man, Dr Gondarra now in his late 70’s insists that we finally look at the big questions around what law and freedom actually mean, whilst offering an illuminating message for all of humanity.
Join us for a special night with Australian filmmaker Sinem Saban in attendance for Q+A following the screening.