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FILM: NFSA RESTORES: MABO LIFE OF AN ISLAND MAN (1997)

4 Jul 2019 | 11.00am - 1.00pm

Book Tickets

Presented by NFSA, Sydney Film Festival and Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre
NFSA Restores - reviving our cinema icons

This is a film about Eddie Mabo - the man whose name lives on in a High Court ruling which has forever altered Australian life. On June 3rd 1992, six months after Eddie "Koiki" Mabo's tragic death, the High Court upheld his claim that Murray Islanders held native title to land in the Torres Strait. The legal fiction that Australia was empty when first occupied by white people had been laid to rest. Mabo - Life of an Island Man tells the private and public stories of a man so passionate about family and home that he fought an entire nation and its legal system. Though his greatest victory was won only after his death, it has forever ensured his place - on Murray Island and in Australian history.

Enjoy a meal at Bellbird Dining & Bar after the film.
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Writer/Director/Co-Producer: Trevor Graham
Producer: Denise Haslem

Cast: Eddie Koiki Mabo, Bonita Mabo, Eddie Mabo Jnr, Gail Mabo, Mario Mabo, Celuia Mabo, Malita West, Danny West, Bryan Keon-Cohen, Noel Loos, Henry Reynolds, Margaret Reynolds, Donald Whaleboat, Father Dave Passi, Jack Wailu, James Rice, Paul Smith, Eric Willmot, Justice Martin Moynihan, Marwar Dipoma, Kaba Noah, Lois O'Donoghue, Cath Carter, George Carter.

Event Information

LocationCasula Powerhouse
Arts Centre

Duration87 mins

CostMovie tickets $10
morning tea
not included


Phone02 8711 7123

Emailreception@casulapowerhouse.com

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