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Underground Documentaries @ NIBS are generally screened on the first Tuesday of every month. See below for upcoming screenings.

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Underground Docos @ NIBS: We Don't Need a Map

  • New International Book Shop New International Bookshop, 54 Victoria Street Carlton Australia (map)

After a short break, Underground Docos @ NIBS is back and we will be screening 'We Don't Need a Map.'

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.

Tickets are $5 or $2.50 for NIBS members. Book tix online or buy on the door.