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Launch Event ​
 
WHEN:
Friday 5 July
10:00am - 12:00pm.
 
WHERE:
Wollongong Library,
41 Burelli Street Wollongong
 
 
Bookings Essential.
Book your free ticket on Eventbrite
 
Wollongong City Libraries Film Festival - Celebrating 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages.
 
This documentary tells the inspiring story of the Central Australian Aboriginal Women's Choir and their first tour of Germany. In the churches of remote Central Australia, a 140 year old musical legacy of ancient Aboriginal languages, German sacred hymns and baroque music is being preserved by 4 generations of women. With their charismatic musical director, Morris Stuart, the choir embarks on an historical tour bring the historical music back to Germany, in their own languages.
 
2017 – 88 mins. No rating.
 
Tea and cake will be provided.
 
For further information, please contact Wollongong Library on 4227 7414
 
 
 
Film
 
WHEN:
Saturday 6 July
10:30am - 12:00pm.
 
WHERE:
Wollongong Library,
41 Burelli Street Wollongong
 
 
 
 
 
Bookings Essential.
Book your free ticket on Eventbrite
 
 
Wollongong City Libraries Film Festival - Celebrating 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages.
 
Storm Boy lives with his recluse father on South Australia's lonely and beautiful coast. Here his free spirit roams with his pet pelican Mr. Percival and his secret Aboriginal friend Fingerbone Bill. He knows no other world. Suddenly there are intruders, the local school teacher who wants him to take lessons, a resentful wildlife ranger, duck shooters... Storm Boy, growing up is forced to choose between a life of continued isolation and the challenges of the outside world.
 
1976 – 89 mins. Rating G.
 
 
Tea and cake will be provided.
 
For further information, please contact Wollongong Library on 4227 7414
 
 
 
Film
 
WHEN:
Monday 8 July
6:30pm - 8:00pm.
 
WHERE:
Wollongong Library,
41 Burelli Street Wollongong
 
 
 
 
Bookings Essential.
 Book your free ticket on Eventbrite
 
Wollongong City Libraries Film Festival - Celebrating 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages.
 
One hundred and fifty spears, ten canoes, three wives... trouble. It is the distant past, tribal times. Dayindi covets one of the wives of his older brother. To teach him the proper way, he is told a story from the mythical past, a story of wrong love, kidnapping, sorcery, bungling mayhem and revenge gone wrong. Ten Canoes is a surreal tragi-comedy set in the remote Arafura Swamp region of north-eastern Arnhem Land.
 
2006 – 92 mins. Rating M.
 
Tea and cake will be provided.
 
For further information, please contact Wollongong Library on 4227 7414
 
 
 
Film
 
WHEN:
Tuesday 9 July
6:30pm - 8:00pm.
 
WHERE:
Wollongong Library,
41 Burelli Street Wollongong
 
 
 
 
Bookings Essential.
Book your free ticket on Eventbrite
 
Wollongong City Libraries Film Festival - Celebrating 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages.
 
It's the 1930s in outback Australia. Three young Aboriginal girls - sisters Molly and Daisy and their cousin Gracie are snatched from their mothers' arms in Jigalong, Western Australia and sent to a remote settlement at Moore River. Distanced from their mothers and forced to adapt to a strange new world, the girls embark on a daring escape, beginning an epic journey to find the rabbit-proof fence that might just guide them the 1500 miles home.
 
2002 – 94 mins. Rating PG.
 
Tea and cake will be provided.
 
For further information, please contact Wollongong Library on 4227 7414
 
 
Film
 
WHEN:
Wednesday 10 July
2:00pm - 3:30pm
 
WHERE:
Thirroul Library,
352 - 358 Lawrence Hargrave Drive, Thirroul
 
 
Bookings Essential.
Book your free ticket on Eventbrite
 
Wollongong City Libraries Film Festival - Celebrating 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages.
 
A portrait of one of Australia's most celebrated voices. Celebrated by audiences at home and abroad, Indigenous artist Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu was one of the most important and acclaimed voices to ever come out of Australia. Blind from birth, he found purpose and meaning through songs and music inspired by his community and country on Elcho Island in far North East Arnhem Land.
 
2017 – 96 mins. Rating PG.
 
Tea and cake will be provided.
 
For further information, please contact Thirroul Library on 4227 8191
 
 
Film
 
WHEN:
Wednesday 10 July
6:30pm - 8:30pm
 
WHERE:
Wollongong Library,
41 Burelli Street Wollongong
 
 
Bookings Essential.
Book your free ticket on Eventbrite
 
Wollongong City Libraries Film Festival - Celebrating 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages.
 
Blackfella Charlie is getting older, and he's out of sorts. The Government Intervention is making life more difficult on his remote community, what with the proper policing of whitefella laws that don't generally make much sense, and Charlie's kin and ken seeming more interested in going along with things than doing anything about it. So Charlie takes off, to live the old way, but in so doing, sets off a chain of events in his life that has him return to his community chastened, and somewhat the wiser.
 
2014 – 104 mins. Rating M.
 
Tea and cake will be provided.
 
For further information, please contact Wollongong Library on 4227 7414
 
 
Film
 
WHEN:
Thursday 11 July
2:00pm - 3:30pm
 
WHERE:
Dapto Library,
93-109 Princes Highway, Dapto
 
 
Bookings Essential.
 Book your free ticket on Eventbrite
Wollongong City Libraries Film Festival - Celebrating 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages.
 
Storm Boy lives with his recluse father on South Australia's lonely and beautiful coast. Here his free spirit roams with his pet pelican Mr. Percival and his secret Aboriginal friend Fingerbone Bill. He knows no other world. Suddenly there are intruders, the local school teacher who wants him to take lessons, a resentful wildlife ranger, duck shooters... Storm Boy, growing up is forced to choose between a life of continued isolation and the challenges of the outside world.
 
1976 – 89 mins. Rated G.
 
Tea and cake will be provided.
 
For further information, please contact Dapto Library on 4227 8555
 
 
Film
 
WHEN:
Thursday 11 July
6:30pm - 8:00pm
 
WHERE:
Wollongong Library,
41 Burelli Street Wollongong
 
 
Bookings Essential.
 Book your free ticket on Eventbrite
Wollongong City Libraries Film Festival - Celebrating 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages.
 
A portrait of one of Australia's most celebrated voices. Celebrated by audiences at home and abroad, Indigenous artist Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu was one of the most important and acclaimed voices to ever come out of Australia. Blind from birth, he found purpose and meaning through songs and music inspired by his community and country on Elcho Island in far North East Arnhem Land.
 
2017 – 96 mins. Rating PG.
 
Tea and cake will be provided.
 
For further information, please contact Wollongong Library on 4227 7414
 
 
Film
 
WHEN:
Friday 12 July
2:00pm - 3:30pm
 
WHERE:
Wollongong Library,
41 Burelli Street Wollongong
 
 
Bookings Essential.
Book your free ticket on Eventbrite
 
Wollongong City Libraries Film Festival - Celebrating 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages.
 
Just outside Wyndham, in the northern Kimberley region of Western Australia, Pete lives with his grandfather in an abandoned outdoor cinema. When the old drive-in is threatened with demolition, ten year old Pete takes off to the city with his best mate Kalmain, to save his home. But the boys get lost in the Australian outback. Starving and thirsty, Pete remembers bush skills his grandfather taught him to survive. Will they reach the city and return home as heroes?
 
2012 – 87 mins. Rating PG.
 
Tea and cake will be provided.
 
For further information, please contact Wollongong Library on 4227 7414
 
 
 
Film
 
WHEN:
Friday 12 July
2:30pm - 4:30pm
 
WHERE:
Corrimal Library,
15 Short Street Corrimal
 
 
Bookings Essential.
 
Book your free ticket on Eventbrite
 
Wollongong City Libraries Film Festival - Celebrating 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages.
 
1968 was the year that changed the world with protests and revolution in the streets. Indigenous Australians finally secured the right to vote. And there was Vietnam. For four young Aboriginal sisters from a remote mission this is the year that would change their lives forever. The sisters are discovered by Dave, a talent scout with a kind heart, very little rhythm but a great knowledge of soul music. Billed as Australia's answer to 'The Supremes', Dave secures the sisters their first true gig, and flies them to Vietnam to sing for the American troops.
 
2012 – 103 mins. Rating M.
 
Tea and cake will be provided.
 
For further information, please contact Corrimal Library on 4227 8179
 
 
 
Film
 
WHEN:
Saturday 13 July
11:00am - 1:00pm
 
WHERE:
Wollongong Library,
41 Burelli Street Wollongong
 
 
Bookings Essential.
Book your free ticket on Eventbrite
 
Wollongong City Libraries Film Festival - Celebrating 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages.
 
In a small village on the coast of New Zealand the local Maori claim descent form Paikea, The Whale Rider. Chief Koro refuses to acknowledge Pai as his heir and when whales becom stranded on the beach, Koro is sure this signals an apocolyptic end to his tribe.
 
2002 – 97 mins. Rating PG.
 
Tea and cake will be provided.
 
For further information, please contact Wollongong Library on 4227 7414
 
 
Film
 
WHEN:
Saturday 13 July
2:00pm - 4:00pm
 
WHERE:
Wollongong Library,
41 Burelli Street Wollongong
 
 
Bookings Essential.
Book your free ticket on Eventbrite
 
Wollongong City Libraries Film Festival - Celebrating 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages.
 
Coumba and her little sister Debo are the first to leave their family's remote African village, where meals are prepared over open fires and water is drawn from wells, to attend school in the bustling city. But when an accident suddenly threatens their family's survival, their father decides to sell 11-year-old Debo into an arranged marriage. Torn between loyalty to her elders and her dreams for the future, Coumba hatches a secret plan to rescue her young sister from a fate she did not choose.
 
2013 – 83 mins. No rating.
 
Tea and cake will be provided.
 
For further information, please contact Wollongong Library on 4227 7414
 
 
Film
 
WHEN:
Monday 15 July
2:00pm - 4:00pm
 
WHERE:
Wollongong Library,
41 Burelli Street Wollongong
 
 
Bookings Essential.
Book your free ticket on Eventbrite
 
Wollongong City Libraries Film Festival - Celebrating 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages.
 
Small in stature and humble, Saili lives a simple life with his beloved wife and daughter in an isolated, traditional village in the islands of Samoa. Forced to protect his land and family, Saili must face his fears and seek the right to speak up for those he loves. The Orator is a contemporary drama about courage, forgiveness and love.
 
2011 – 107 mins. Rating PG.
 
Tea and cake will be provided.
 
For further information, please contact Wollongong Library on 4227 7414
 
 
Film
 
WHEN:
Monday 15 July
6:30pm - 8:00pm
 
WHERE:
Wollongong Library,
41 Burelli Street Wollongong
 
 
Bookings Essential.
Book your free ticket on Eventbrite
 
Wollongong City Libraries Film Festival - Celebrating 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages.
 
It is 1976 in a Red Crow Mi'gMaq reservation, when every Indian child under the age of 16 must attend residential school. Here that means imprisonment at St. Dymphna's, being at the mercy of Popper, the sadistic Indian agent who runs the school. At 15, Aila is the weed princess of Red Crow. Hustling with her uncle Burner, she sells enough dope to pay Popper her truancy tax, keeping her out of St. D's. But when Aila's drug money is stolen and her father Joseph returns from prison, Aila's world is destroyed. Her only options are to run or fight… and Mi'gMaq don't run.
 
2014 – 85 Mins. Rating MA15+.
 
Tea and cake will be provided.
 
For further information, please contact Wollongong Library on 4227 7414
 
 
Film
 
WHEN:
Tuesday 16 July
6:30pm - 8:30pm
 
WHERE:
Wollongong Library,
41 Burelli Street Wollongong
 
 
Bookings Essential.
Book your free ticket on Eventbrite
 
Wollongong City Libraries Film Festival - Celebrating 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages.
 
In one of the last remaining traditional tribes in the South Pacific, a young girl, Wawa, falls in love with her chief's grandson, Dain. But when an inter-tribal war escalates, Wawa is unknowingly betrothed to another man as part of a peace deal. Determined to remain true to their hearts, the Wawa and Dain run away, but are pursued by enemy warriors desperate to enforce tribal law. With their lives on the line, the star-crossed lovers must choose between their hearts and the peaceful future of the tribe.
 
2016 – 104 mins. Rating G.
 
Tea and cake will be provided.
 
For further information, please contact Wollongong Library on 4227 7414
 
 
Film
 
WHEN:
Wednesday 17 July
2:00pm - 4:00pm
 
WHERE:
Thirroul Library
352-358 Lawrence Hargrave Drive Thirroul
 
 
Bookings Essential.
Book your free ticket on Eventbrite
 
​Wollongong City Libraries Film Festival - Celebrating 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages.
 
Upon his release from an institution, former Maori speed-chess champion Genesis 'Gen' Potini, is remanded into the custody of his older brother Ariki. The leader of a rough street gang, Ariki is planning the initiation of Gen's reluctant teenage nephew Mana. When Gen volunteers to coach the ragtag young members of the Eastern Knights chess club, Mana is inspired by his uncle's determination to bring hope to the children of the club and turn his troubled life around, while seeing it as a chance to possibly save his own.
 
2014 – 120 mins. Rating M.
 
Tea and cake will be provided.
 
For further information, please
contact Thirroul Library on 4227 8191
 
 
Film​
 
WHEN:
Wednesday 17 July
6:30pm - 8:30pm
 
WHERE:
Wollongong Library,
41 Burelli Street Wollongong
 
 
Bookings Essential.
Book your free ticket on Eventbrite
 
Wollongong City Libraries Film Festival - Celebrating 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages.
 
A 14-year-old girl Elle Marja is a reindeer-breeding Sámi girl living in 1930s Sweden. She is removed from her family and sent to a state-run school that aims to reeducate her into mainstream Swedish culture. At school, she is subjected eugenic scrutiny and race biology. Elle Marja soon learns that if she's to take the new academic opportunities presented to her, she must abandon her family and cultural identity.
 
2016 – 106 mins. Rating M.
 
Tea and cake will be provided.
 
For further information, please contact Wollongong Library on 4227 7414
 
 
Film
 
WHEN:
Thursday 18 July
1:00pm - 2:30pm
 
WHERE:
Warrawong Library,
67 - 71 King Street Warrawong
 
 
Bookings Essential.
Book your free ticket on Eventbrite
 
Wollongong City Libraries Film Festival - Celebrating 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages.
 
This documentary tells the inspiring story of the Central Australian Aboriginal Women's Choir and their first tour of Germany. In the churches of remote Central Australia, a 140 year old musical legacy of ancient Aboriginal languages, German sacred hymns and baroque music is being preserved by 4 generations of women. With their charismatic musical director, Morris Stuart, the choir embarks on an historical tour bring the historical music back to Germany, in their own languages.
 
2017 – 88 mins. No rating.
 
 
Tea and cake will be provided.
 
For further information, please contact Warrawong Library on 4772 8133
 
 
Film
 
WHEN:
Thursday 18 July
6:00pm - 8:00pm
 
WHERE:
Wollongong Library,
41 Burelli Street Wollongong
 
 
Bookings Essential.
 Book your free ticket on Eventbrite
Wollongong City Libraries Film Festival - Celebrating 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages.
 
The film centers on Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and the last survivor of his people, and the two scientists who, over the course of 40 years, build a friendship with him. The film was inspired by the real-life journals of two explorers (Theodor Koch-Grünberg and Richard Evans Schultes) who traveled through the Colombian Amazon during the last century in search of the sacred and difficult-to-find psychedelic Yakruna plant.
 
2015 – 125 mins. Rating M.
 
 
 
Tea and cake will be provided.
 
For further information, please contact Wollongong Library on 4227 7414
 
 
Film
 
WHEN:
Friday 19 July
2:00pm - 4:00pm
 
WHERE:
Wollongong Library,
41 Burelli Street Wollongong
 
 
Bookings Essential.
Book your free ticket on Eventbrite
 
Wollongong City Libraries Film Festival - Celebrating 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages.
 
Upon his release from an institution, former Maori speed-chess champion Genesis 'Gen' Potini, is remanded into the custody of his older brother Ariki. The leader of a rough street gang, Ariki is planning the initiation of Gen's reluctant teenage nephew Mana. When Gen volunteers to coach the ragtag young members of the Eastern Knights chess club, Mana is inspired by his uncle's determination to bring hope to the children of the club and turn his troubled life around, while seeing it as a chance to possibly save his own.
 
2014 – 120 mins. Rating M.
 
Tea and cake will be provided.
 
For further information, please contact Wollongong Library on 4227 7414
 
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