Goologoolup NAIDOC Week Screenings
July 5 12:30 pm - July 10 12:30 pm
In celebration of NAIDOC week 2021, Screenarts and the SLWA present free lunchtime screenings of incredible Indigenous documentary. For more screenings, click here.
Jupurrurla + Bush Mechanics
5 – 10 July | Monday, Wednesday,
Friday + Saturday | 12:30pm | State Library of Western Australia Theatre
Throughout the week catch an episode of Bush Mechanics, the iconic mini-series that Francis Jupurrurla Kelly produced and directed. This captivating blend of comedy, adventure and instructional film shows the Bush Mechanics who come from the remote Warlpiri community of Yuendumu as they travel through the desert in their clapped-out vehicles; they solve multiple car problems with wacky and inventive bush repair techniques.
On Saturday, there is a special double bill featuring the documentary opener Jupurrurla which follows the story of the director and producer of Bush Mechanics Warlpiri Elder and lawman Francis Jupurrurla Kelly – a pioneer of Indigenous filmmaking in central Australia. Followed by the last episode of Bush Mechanics.
Docu-series | 2001 | G | 25 mins | Directed by David Batty and Francis Jupurrurla Kelly
In each episode, the Bush Mechanics who come from the remote Warlpiri community of Yuendumu are presented with a new set of challenges. As they travel through the desert in their clapped-out vehicles, they solve multiple car problems with wacky and inventive bush repair techniques.
Jupurrurla – Man of Media
Documentary | 2019 | G | 28 mins | Directed by Joseph Jakamarra Egger
Only on Saturday 10 July.A portrait of Warlpiri Elder and Lawman, Francis Jupurrurla Kelly – a pioneer of Indigenous filmmaking in central Australia and the producer of highly regarded TV programs such as Bush Mechanics, Manyu Wana and Coniston.
Wirun + The Coolbaroo Club
10 July | Saturday | 8-10pm | Studio Underground | State Theatre Centre of Western Australia
As part of Maali Festival at the State Theatre Centre, Screenarts presents a special free screening of The Coolbaroo Club, a fascinating documentary tracing the history of Perth’s only Aboriginal-run dance club. The free screening is at the Studio underground at the State Theatre Centre of WA.
Short Film | 2020 | MA | 9 mins | Directed by Chad O’Brien
A young Indigenous girl must dig deep to own her performance of a Shakespearean sonnet for her high school drama class in this powerful Australian short film. Wirun has screened at festivals around the world with Ebony McGuire winning the Best Actress (Short Film) award at the 2020 Hawaii International Film Festival. Other festivals include the Montana International Film festival, Aspen Shortsfest, Brisbane International Film Festival and Flickerfest.
Feature Documentary | 1996 | G | 55 mins | Directed by Roger Scholes
The Coolbaroo Club was the only Aboriginal-run dance club in Perth, a city that practiced unofficial apartheid, submitting its Aboriginal population to unremitting police harassment, identity cards, fraternisation bans, curfews, and bureaucratic obstruction. The film is delivered via the memories of those involved, stills, archive and extensive dramatisation. An award-winning documentary on post-war race relations in Australia.