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The Resource Two laws, directed by Carolyn Strachan, Alessandro Cavadini, (videorecording)

Two laws, directed by Carolyn Strachan, Alessandro Cavadini, (videorecording)

Label
Two laws
Title
Two laws
Statement of responsibility
directed by Carolyn Strachan, Alessandro Cavadini
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Summary
Two Laws is a feature film portraying the struggle by Aboriginal people at Borroloola for the recognition of Indigenous law; the film was made in conjunction with the Borroloola Aboriginal community and is divided into four parts; Part 1-Police Times involves the re-enactment of a historical incident of police brutality from the 1930s; Part 2-Welfare Times portrays the impact of white law and the welfare system on the community from the 1950s to the present; Part 3-Struggle For Our Land examines the community's relationship to land and the ongoing struggle for land rights; Part 4-Living With Two Laws looks at life in Borroloola in 1981and the problems associated with balancing non-Indigenous and Indigenous law
Related
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Producer: Jill Godmilow
Dewey number
305.89915
Language note
In English and Aboriginal dialects, with English subtitles
LC call number
DU124.L35
LC item number
T96 2007
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Strachan, Carolyn
  • Cavadini, Alessandro
  • Godmilow, Jill
  • Borroloola Aboriginal Community
  • Facets Video (Firm)
Runtime
130
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Australia.
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Two laws, directed by Carolyn Strachan, Alessandro Cavadini, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • In Aboriginal languages and English with subtitles in English
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1981
  • "This film was made by the people from the four language groups around Borroloola : Mara, Yanyuwa, Garrwa and Gurdandji in collaboration with Carolyn Strachan and Alessandro Cavadini"
  • Features: "Anthropologist Fay Ginsberg on Two laws" featurette, a statement from an Indigenous politician about 'Two Laws', footage of the Commonwealth government giving land back to the Aborigines, and audio commentary by Bill Nichols
  • Booklet title : Experiencing two laws
  • See also original 1981 version held in Audiovisual Archives at STRACHAN-CAVADINI_VIDEO_03
Accompanying material
1 booklet (30 p.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
Contents of booklet: By way of introduction... -- A filmmaking journey -- Watching Two Laws -- Two Laws: an unquiet realm of the Aboriginal struggle -- Marion Scrymgour : the struggle continues
Control code
000043600287
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 digital video disk (DVD) (130 min.)
Isbn
9781565807198
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
736899114220
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
DV93421
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)232843365
System details
All region; NTSC
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Two laws, directed by Carolyn Strachan, Alessandro Cavadini, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • In Aboriginal languages and English with subtitles in English
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1981
  • "This film was made by the people from the four language groups around Borroloola : Mara, Yanyuwa, Garrwa and Gurdandji in collaboration with Carolyn Strachan and Alessandro Cavadini"
  • Features: "Anthropologist Fay Ginsberg on Two laws" featurette, a statement from an Indigenous politician about 'Two Laws', footage of the Commonwealth government giving land back to the Aborigines, and audio commentary by Bill Nichols
  • Booklet title : Experiencing two laws
  • See also original 1981 version held in Audiovisual Archives at STRACHAN-CAVADINI_VIDEO_03
Accompanying material
1 booklet (30 p.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
Contents of booklet: By way of introduction... -- A filmmaking journey -- Watching Two Laws -- Two Laws: an unquiet realm of the Aboriginal struggle -- Marion Scrymgour : the struggle continues
Control code
000043600287
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 digital video disk (DVD) (130 min.)
Isbn
9781565807198
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
736899114220
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
DV93421
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)232843365
System details
All region; NTSC
Video recording format
DVD

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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