we don't need a map
Ever since colonisation, the Southern Cross constellation been hotly contested for ownership by a wide 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 their lives.
Warwick Thornton tackles this fiery subject head on in a bold and poetic essay-film which challenges us to consider the place of the Southern Cross in the Australian psyche.
Selected as Opening Night Film of the 2017 Sydney Film Festival, Winner of the United Nations Media Award for the promotion of Indigenous Rights, the film hits Australian cinemas nationally in February 2018.
See here for details on how to see it.