Undermined – Tales from the Kimberley | Screening & Q&A



WHEN: 3pm – 6 Jul 2019


VENUE: 107 Redfern

Please join us for a special screening of this award-winning documentary, Undermined - Tales from the Kimberley, in conjunction with Bruce Shillingsworth’s exhibition Yaama Ngunna Barka - Welcome to our River at 107 Redfern.

This screening is part of the 107 Presents: Film & Food program, a series of free screenings and hearty meals for the community.

The screening is preceded by a performance and screening by Muruwari and Budjiti man Bruce Shillingsworth (from 2pm) and will be followed by a Q&A panel with Bruce Shillingsworth and filmmaker Stephanie King.

Australia’s vast and unspoiled Kimberley region is under threat, with mining, pastoralism and irrigated agriculture driving an unprecedented land grab. UNDERMINED investigates the politics of an area now branded “the future economic powerhouse of Australia,” and what this means for our First People and their unique cultural landscapes. As pressure from industry exposes the limits of Indigenous land rights, what will remain of over 200 remote Aboriginal communities? We follow young leader Albert Wiggan, veteran cattleman Kevin Oscar and Senior Elder June Davis through David-and-Goliath battles to preserve their homelands, asking the question: for whose benefit is this development?

The filmmakers acknowledge the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, the traditional owners of the land and waters upon which 107 stands, and the people of Bunuba, Gooniyandi, Nyul Nyul, Bardi, Nyikina, Ngarinyin, Kija and Miriwoong Country where filming took place.

About the Artists

Bruce Shillingsworth is a Muruwari and Budjiti man, a talented artist and Water for the Rivers activist. His country is the north-west NSW river lands that hug the Namoi, Barwon, Darling Rivers; Brewarrina, Bourke, Enngonia, Wilcannia and Walgett.

Stephanie King is a writer and filmmaker known for UNDERMINED (Antenna Audience Award for Best Documentary), OBSERVANCE (BFI London Film Festival) and TOOTHMOB (Charlie Perkins Trust). Her writing has been published by The Lifted Brow, Crikey, Cordite, Writ Review and Antic Magazine, and she was awarded the International Green Gown Award for a campaign around welfare and sustainability.

Film and Food is supported under the 107 Presents program, with additional support from WAGEC (Women’s and Girls’ Emergency Centre).