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THE HIJACKING OF AN AUSTRALIAN ICON
The Southern Cross is the most famous constellation in the southern hemisphere.
Ever since colonisation it’s been claimed, appropriated and hotly-contested for ownership by a radical range of Australian groups. But for Aboriginal people the meaning of this heavenly body is deeply spiritual. And just about completely unknown. For a start, the Southern Cross isn’t even a cross - it’s a totem that’s deeply woven into the spiritual and practical lives of Aboriginal people.
One of Australia’s leading film-makers, Warwick Thornton, tackles this fiery subject head-on in this bold, poetic essay-film. We Don’t Need a Map asks questions about where the Southern Cross sits in the Australian psyche.
Imbued with Warwick’s cavalier spirit, this is a fun and thought-provoking ride through Australia’s cultural and political landscape.
We Don't Need a Map
Fletcher, B. (Producer) & Thornton, W. (Director). (2017). We Don't Need a Map [Motion Picture]. AUS: Barefoot Communications
The Point: Warwick Thornton
NITV, (2017, July 28). The Point [Television Broadcast]. Australia. SBS