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Understanding Oz Film Festival

Presenter CIFAS, Study NT & CDU International College
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CIFAS, Study NT & CDU International College
T: 0889466482 E: cifasadmin@cdu.edu.au
Location Yellow 1.2.48 (Savanna Room), Charles Darwin University, Ellengowan Drive Casuarina, NT 0810
Open to Students only

Movie: Rabbit-Proof Fence

(runtime 97 minutes)

Synopsis: A true story about three young Aboriginal girls taken from their home and separated from their mothers. They start on a 1500 mile journey to find their way back home.
"One of the most finely crafted most emotionally satisfying films ever made" - Peter Thompson

Guests Arrive 5.30pm
Free Food 6.00pm
Free Movie 6.30pm

For further information contact cifasadmin@cdu.edu.au or call 08 8946 6482

**Due to Covid-19 restrictions, seats are limited to 30pax** Registration is essential!

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Understanding OZ Movie

About the film festival

At the beginning of each academic year, students from overseas arrive in Australia and struggle to understand aspects of Australian culture and contemporary life in particular, Indigenous people, cultures and some of the issues generated by their initial and superficial interactions

Eight movies will be presented across the academic year (four movies in each semester at key points in the CDU calendar that maximise participation and impact) at CDU’s Casuarina and Waterfront Campuses will showcase Australian cinematic masterpieces, including movies that familiarise international students with Indigenous Australia, generating discussion on key socio-cultural issues, local idioms and humour.

Movies screened will reflect settler and Indigenous perspectives on Australian history, comedy and drama, key social and cultural issues in Australian society and will be chosen to take into account student’s ability to understand and interpret English language.

Each movie will be preceded by a presentation from CDU academic staff with expertise in the general field of the movie and followed by a Q and A session that affords an opportunity for students to ask questions of a panel of academic staff to clarify issues raises and/or general queries and discussion.