The Resource Terra Nullius

Terra Nullius

Label
Terra Nullius
Title
Terra Nullius
Creator
Contributor
Creator
Subject
Genre
Summary
Terra Nullius tells the story of an eight year old Koorie girl, Alice, whose Aboriginality has been denied by her white adoptive family. The film examines how unacknowledged shame and fear passes from one generation to the next, from one culture to another. Vignettes of different periods in Alice's life describe the deep seated emotional trauma created by denial. Finally we see Alice at 25, knowing she is Koorie yet still feeling the effects of her parents negation. The last scene of the film depicts a silent meeting between a young Alice and the adult Alice. In order to reclaim her life, Alice decides she must confront the pain and confusion of her childhood. The prevalent occurrence of sexual abuse amongst young Aboriginal girls raised in non-Aboriginal environments is also sensitively but hauntingly raised in the film.
Assigning source
[Abstract taken from Ronin Films catalogue]
Cataloging source
AIAS
Date of event
1993
Date time place
Filmed in
Information about documentation
Film review; invitations; title list; video cover
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/organizationName
Australian Film, Television and Radio School
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Prattern, Anne
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Aboriginal Australians
Label
Terra Nullius
Link
https://aiatsis.gov.au/collections/using-collection/ordering-collection-items
Instantiates
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Not digitised ; no access copy
  • See also titles spelt "Koori"
Carrier category
videocassette
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
F0003675
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Extent
1 videocassette (21 min.)
Immediate source of acquisition
Ronin Films
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Email on file from Ronin Films requesting this video be withdrawn as it is the subject of litigation; email is dated 4 February, 2005.
Other physical details
sound, colour;
Stock number
RONINFILMS_001 (V02232_1)
Terms governing use
Copyright restrictions may apply
Label
Terra Nullius
Link
https://aiatsis.gov.au/collections/using-collection/ordering-collection-items
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Not digitised ; no access copy
  • See also titles spelt "Koori"
Carrier category
videocassette
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
F0003675
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Extent
1 videocassette (21 min.)
Immediate source of acquisition
Ronin Films
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Email on file from Ronin Films requesting this video be withdrawn as it is the subject of litigation; email is dated 4 February, 2005.
Other physical details
sound, colour;
Stock number
RONINFILMS_001 (V02232_1)
Terms governing use
Copyright restrictions may apply

Library Locations

    • Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS)Borrow it
      51 Lawson Cres, Acton, ACT, 2601, AU
      -35.292556 149.118617
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