This is to let you know that Guniwaya Ngigu [We Fight], is to be screened nationally on NITV on 4th February at 7:30pm. The film was made by the Black Film Unit and is about the 1982 protests at the Commonwealth Games. After nearly 40 years this is the first time this landmark documentary has received any exposure on Australian TV or anywhere really. The screening of this film was made possible by the efforts of Peter Gray from Radical Times archive.
I did an interview yesterday with the director of the film, Madeline McGrady, see https://soundcloud.com/ian-curr/sets/guniwaya-ngigu-we-fight-a-film
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The Black Film Unit was involved with three key productions during the active period of its existence: (1). “Welcome To Wee Waa – In Memory Of Eddie Murray” (1981/2) Unreleased (2). “We Fight” (“Guniwaya Ngigu”) (1982/3) Very limited release (3). “Fight For Your Rights – In Memory Of Cheeky McIntosh” (1982/3) Unreleased
Paradigm Shift 4ZZZ fm 102.1 at noon 25 Jan 2019
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Shona and Craig present voices of resistance, defiance and truth-telling from some of the hundreds of sovereign nations across the continent of Australia. These stories are transmitted through song, through poetry, through music and through speaking up.
We pay our respects to the traditional owners of the lands on which
we broadcast from. We acknowledge their elders, past, present and
emerging. We acknowledge sovereignty was never ceded.
We acknowledge the hundreds of massacres that took place across this
country and the ongoing killing and oppression of First Nations people.
And we acknowledge our own place in this structure of violent
invasion and occupation. We look to the voices you’ll hear today not
only to understand the oppression of First Nations peoples, but because
we in invader culture have been deprived of the basic human knowledge of
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