Namatjira Project

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Namatjira Project

M , 86 mins

From the remote Australian desert to the opulence of Buckingham Palace - Namatjira Project is the iconic story of the Namatjira family, tracing their quest for justice. Albert Namatjira was the first Indigenous person to be made a citizen by the Australian Government. The founder of the Indigenous art movement in Australia, his artworks gave many Australians their first glimpses into to the outback in heart of the country. He was widely celebrated, exhibited globally, and introduced to Queen Elizabeth. However, Namatjira was caught between cultures - paraded as a great Australian, and at the same time treated with contempt. He was wrongfully imprisoned and in 1959 he died a broken man. In 1983 the Government sold the copyright to his entire catalogue of artworks to an art dealer. Today his family fight for survival, justice and to regain their grandfather's copyright. This film tells one of Australia's most potent stories - a prism through which to examine the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people the world over.

Director
Sera Davies
Main Cast
Albert Namatjira
Classification
M (Occasional coarse language)
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Genre
Documentary
Release Date
Saturday, 2 September 2017
Running Time
86 Mins
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