What's on: Film Screening: 88 - Culture Up Late
Come and experience 88 - a documentary about the bicentennial protest, the largest Australian protest since the Vietnam war.
- Event Type:
- Special event
- 25 January 2017 to 25 January 2017
- 06.00 PM to 07.00 PM
- Theatre, Australian Museum, entry via College Street
- General: $11 Concession: $7.50 Member: $5 Child: $4
For many people their memories of the Bicentennial are tied to the Tall Ships coming through Sydney Harbour with Princess Diana and Prince Charles gracing our shores. But at the other end of the city, the March for Justice, Freedom and Hope took place – the largest protest since the Vietnam Moratorium with over 30,000 Aboriginal people marching as a reminder that white Australia has a black history.
Adrian Rusell Wills' "88" is a landmark documentary that explores the remarkable events that led up to January 26th 1988, the convoys converging onto Sydney from all corners of the land, the march and its aftermath. It acknowledges Australia’s divisive racial history, but also celebrates the pride and unity which brought people together. Filled with warm-hearted interviews with the key players of the time, it shines a light both on the injustices that the March sought to make public and on the seeds of reconciliation and dialogue which were sown on that day.
The screening is part of the Australian Museum's Ngalu Warrawi Marri (We Stand Strong) Culture Up Late Program. Ticket to the screening will give you free admission to the Australian Museum's Culture Up Late program, 5-9pm, 25 January 2017
Recommended for ages 15 and up. For further information phone Nathan Sentance (02) 9320 6423.