“An extraordinary film.”
THE GUARDIAN

In 1996 the High Court granted native title rights to the Wik Peoples of Cape York. The “Wik Decision” should have been a catalyst for positive change, but instead sparked a national cultural and political fallout. With unique access to never-before-screened footage of a young Noel Pearson and Marcia Langton, this uncompromising feature documentary forensically explores the racism, fear mongering and political manoeuvring that occurred in the lead up to the case, and its aftermath. Told from the very personal Wik Peoples’ perspective, Wik vs Queensland causes us to question who we are as a nation today.

Join us for a post film Q&A with director Dean Gibson, Aunty Janine, Dr. Shireen Morris (Lawyer and researcher in Indigenous constitutional recognition) and Dr. Bryan Keon-Cohen AM QC (retired barrister, writer and activist, and one of the key lawyers in the Mabo case)

This film is unclassified – restricted to persons aged 15 and over unless accompanied by an adult.

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Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)
Melbourne

VICTORIAN PREMIERE

FESTIVAL SELECTION
Brisbane International Film Festival 2018
Sydney Film Festival 2018

AWARDS
Nominee, Best Documentary – History, ATOM Awards
Nominee, Best Documentary, SPA Awards

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