The Straits (2012)

Episodes

  1. The Proposition
  2. The Trouble with Raskols
  3. Yawor My Lovely
  4. The Hunt for Vlad
  5. Epiphanies
  6. The Price
  7. Poison
  8. The Big Mistake
  9. Dead Reckoning
  10. Fatherhood

Production: Australia – ABC/Matchbox Pictures
Cast: includes Jimi Bani; Aaron Fa’Aoso
Notes: based on an idea by Aaron Fa’Aoso (developed with Louis Nowra).
Notes: Mau Power appears on the soundtrack.

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Mabo (2012)

Director: Rachel Perkins
Production: Australia – Blackfella Films
Cast: Jimi Bani
Notes: makes use of clips from Trevor Graham‘s Land Bilong Islanders
Notes: part of NFSA Black Screen lending series, No. 14

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Bit of Black Business – Sharpeye (2007)

Series: Bit of Black Business
Director: Aaron Fa’Aoso
Cinematoraphy: Eric Murray Lui
Production: Australia – Scarlett Pictures
Notes: premièred at the 8th Message Stick Indigenous Film Festival in Sydney in 2007.

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Remote Area Nurse (2006)

Episodes

  1. The Coral Age
  2. One Ball
  3. The Coming of the Light
  4. The Gardens of the Torres Strait
  5. Blue Hawaii
  6. Here Comes the Rain Again

Director(s): David Caesar and Catriona McKenzie
Production: Australia – ABC/Chapman Pictures
Cast: includes Jimi Bani; Aaron Fa’Aoso
Notes: George Mye was a cultural advisor and Eric Murray Lui a camera operator.

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King of the Coral Sea (1954)

Director: Lee Robinson
Production: Australia – Southern International
Notes: The world première of this film was held on Thursday Island on the 17 July 1954. See Andrew Pike and Ross Cooper. 1980. Australian Film 1900-1977: A Guide to Feature Film Production. Melbourne: Oxford University Press. No. 338, p. 217.
Link(s): Australian Screen »
Related films: The Pearlers, dir. Lee Robinson (1949) NFSA »

The Hound of the Deep (1926)

Alternative title(s): Pearl of the South Seas
Director: Frank Hurley
Production: Australia – Stoll Hurley Productions
Notes: See Andrew Pike and Ross Cooper. 1980. Australian Film 1900-1977: A Guide to Feature Film Production. Melbourne: Oxford University Press. No. 233, pp. 134-135.
Link(s): Wikipedia »