December 1 to 4, 2023


In 1972, the planting of a beach umbrella by young Aboriginal activists in the lawns opposite Parliament House sparked passion across Australia. Sitting strong and proud on Ngunnawal country, the Aboriginal Tent Embassy soon became a marker for justice, uniting people across the nation in the fight for land rights. Revisiting hours of images and footage from the archives through a First Nations lens, Still We Rise is a bold dive into a year of incendiary protest and revolutionary change for First Nations people. Fifty years on, the Aboriginal Tent Embassy is the oldest continuing protest occupation site in the world and the fight for land justice continues. Still We Rise celebrates the young articulate feisty activists who fought so hard to inspire the generations to come.  

Presented Films

By John Harvey
Mid-Length Documentary