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Film Screening: Maralinga Tjarutja (2020)

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Institute of Modern Art

Ground Floor, Judith Wright Centre

420 Brunswick Street

Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006

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'Maralinga Tjarutja' (2020) Written & Directed by Larissa Behrendt, 52 minutes

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To accompany Yhonnie Scarce’s exhibition Missile Park, the IMA presents two screenings of the award-winning documentary Maralinga Tjarutja (2020). This film examines nuclear histories (pasts, presents, and futures), colonisation, and the forced removal and relocation of Indigenous communities.

Maralinga Tjarutja focuses on the Maralinga people, who have lived on their lands for over sixty thousand years, and the colonising forces that led to the institutionalisation of the Maralinga people in the Ooldea Mission in the 1920s. This forced dispossession intensified through the use of their lands for the British Nuclear Test Program between 1953 and 1963. The Maralinga people fought for the clean-up of the radioactive and other contamination, for compensation, and for the handback in 2009 of the Maralinga Village and Test Sites.

Join one of these free screenings to learn more about our country’s dark history of nuclear testing and how Indigenous communities have reclaimed custodianship of their lands.

Read more on the IMA website here.

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Institute of Modern Art

Ground Floor, Judith Wright Centre

420 Brunswick Street

Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006

Australia

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