Australian Screen

Australia’s audiovisual heritage online

Titles tagged with ‘discrimination’

22 titles - sorted alphabetically or by year

B

Bit of Black Business – Days Like These short film – 2007

Days Like These is a day in the life of Dan, a young Aboriginal man trying to get ahead – but it seems the odds are stacked against him.

Bit of Black Business – Jackie Jackie short film – 2007

Inspired by a dream, Jackie Jackie is reminiscent of Strictly Ballroom (1992) and Tracey Moffatt’s BeDevil (1993) in its stylised kitsch.

C

A Changing Race documentary – 1964

An insightful portrait of Aboriginal people in Central Australia in the 1960s, highlighting their experience of racial discrimination and their integration in non-Aboriginal society.

Compass – The Cardinal’s Cousin television program – 2005

Monica, a lesbian and a former nun, published a letter she’d sent to her cousin, Cardinal George Pell, the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Sydney.

D

Dance Me to My Song feature film – 1998

A woman with severe cerebral palsy battles to maintain her dignity and independence in the face of a selfish and negligent carer.

Deadly Yarns 2 – Frankie’s Story short film – 2006

A young boy excluded from a school trip to the fire station brings the fire trucks to him.

F

Face to Face feature film – 2011

A group of colleagues meet to decide the fate of a sacked co-worker facing jail.

From Sand to Celluloid – Two Bob Mermaid short film – 1996

In this visually stunning short film set in the 1950s, a fair-skinned Aboriginal girl gains access to the local swimming pool where Aboriginal people are legally denied access.

G

A Girl, a Horse, a Dream documentary – 2003

This documentary follows the top Australian female jockey for a year to see if men and women can compete equally in horseracing.

Go Back to Where You Came From – Series 1 television program – 2011

An immersive documentary in which six Australians test their prejudices by tracing in reverse the journeys taken by refugees to Australia.

G.P. – Toss a Coin television program – 1989

G.P. is a medical drama that looks at topical social issues.

Grange short film – 2005

Grange is an irreverent story of the extremes two young lawyers go to in order to get promoted in the corporate sector.

H

Harry’s War short film – 2000

Richard Frankland, writer and director of the short drama Harry’s War, is from the third generation of Indigenous men to have served in the Australian army.

Hey Hey It’s Esther Blueburger feature film – 2007

Esther hates conformity but also needs to be part of a group, and it is this contradiction that gives the character complexity.

Hey Sista! short film – 2001

A coming of age story about a girl who just wants to play basketball … and have straight hair.

K

A Kid Called Troy documentary – 1993

This is the story of the last year of 8-year-old Troy’s life as he lives with AIDS and struggles to be brave in the face of pain and death.

M

Message Stick – Tent Boxers television program – 2001

A tribute to the Aboriginal men who travelled around Australia in the 1950s and ‘60s with tent-boxing troupes.

R

Raw FM – What You Can television program – 1997

A series revolving around community youth radio station 99.9 Raw FM and the young people who run it.

Road short film – 2000

A film that emphasises the strangeness of the city, where a black fella has a hard time getting a cab, and more often than not, anything can happen.

S

September feature film – 2007

September is an engrossing film about the economic co-dependency between blacks and whites, made intensely dramatic and personal through the story of a friendship.

Suzi’s Story documentary – 1987

A mother who has contracted AIDS bravely decides to make a film of the experience.

W

Women of the Sun television program – 1982

The colonisation of Aboriginal peoples, and their lands and resources, as seen through the eyes of four generations of Aboriginal women.