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Ronin Films

Works: 544 works in 871 publications in 2 languages and 4,499 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Biography  Personal narratives  Military history  Records and correspondence  Diaries  Music  Interviews  Legends 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ronin Films
A frontier conversation ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A "Frontier conversation" documents a unique collaboration between indigenous and white historians from Australia and North America. In September 2004, a diverse group travelled through the top end of Australia meeting representatives of the traditional landowners, and engaging in a dialogue about indigenous history. The themes that emerged raised more questions than answers; from cultural appropriation and copyright, to land rights, the role of language and art, and what history means to indigenous communities in the current climate of cultural reclamation and survival. The film asks some difficult questions, such as how valuable can histories written by outsiders to any community be? What are the responsibilities of the historian, indigenous or not, to the people whose stories he or she attempts to tell
Women of the sun ... 25 years later ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Women of the sun, is a remarkable drama series that screened on Australian television in 1981. It had a tremendous impact, bringing the Aboriginal story through the eyes of Aboriginal women - in their own language - to a national audience for the first time. Twenty-five years later, Bob Weis, the producer of WOMEN OF THE SUN, sets out to find out the impact of the film on five of the women who played major roles in the original series. His journey - from Arnhem Land to the southern states - reveals a profound and moving tale of discovery, for himself and those he meets. In the film, Bob Weis interviews renowned actor Justine Saunders, actor/playwright Eva Johnson, academic Marcia Langton, and co-writer of the original series, Sonia Borg. Remarkable footage includes Bob Weis's return to Yirrkala and Gapuwiyak where he found the cast for the first episode of the original series, and archival footage of Hyllus Maris who co-wrote the series
beDevil ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three short films concerning spirits, ghosts and unexplained happenings
Lousy little sixpence by Alec Morgan( Visual )
6 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Australia in 1909, in the New South Wales, the Aborigines Protection Board planned to break up Aboriginal communities by forcibly removing children and hiring them out as servants to white employers. The title of this powerful documentary comes from the wages that were to be paid to the children. Many never saw that "lousy little sixpence". In the mid-1930s, the Aboriginal people began to organise and to fight the Aborigines Protection Board. Through old newsreels, archive film, photographs and interviews with the Elders, the film weaves a moving account of their lives and their struggle
Final payback ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this action-packed thriller, ex-cop Joey Randall suddenly finds his affair with Sharon Moreno, wife of Police Chief George Moreno, has turned deadly. He discovers her dead body, and is blamed for the murder
The last of the nomads by Samantha Kelley( Visual )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dr. Bill Peasley retraces the journey he and four other men made in 1977 when they set out to locate elderly members of the Mandildjara Aboriginal tribe
Strictly ballroom by Baz Luhrmann( Visual )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Romantic comedy on the politics, intrigues and women's hair styles associated with competition ballroom dancing
Women of the sun by Hyllus Maris( Visual )
3 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and Australian languages and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Comprising four separate one-hour episodes, 'Women of the sun' examines the lives of four Aboriginal women. The first story is set in the 1820s, the second the 1890s, the third the 1930s and the last the 1980s."--Case-slip
Gulpilil one red blood ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gulpilil VHS PAL 56min rated PG
Gallipoli the frontline experience by Tolga Örnek( Visual )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A documentary about the campaign at Gallipoli in the First World War. It traces the campaign from its inception, through the invasion, to the final failure and retreat. Using their diaries, letters, photographs and memoirs, acclaimed director Tolga OĢˆrnek traces the personal journeys of Australian, New Zealand, British and Turkish soldiers, from innocence and patriotism to hardship and heartbreak. The experience is revealed in their own words, while dramatic recreations place you in the heart of the battle. Suitable for use with senior secondary school classes
Papa bilong Chimbu ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Documentary on Father John Nilles, the great-uncle of the filmmaker, who in 1937 as a young missionary arrived in the highlands of Papua New Guinea. He stayed over the next 54 years, living with the people of Chimbu as a priest, but also as an anthropologist, linguist, politician, and clan leader. Through interviews with those who knew him, the filmmaker reveals the new family Nilles developed, and offers insight into the complexity of cultural exchange
The beach ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This film looks at the relationship Australians have with the beach by exploring the way it has been depicted by our painters, writers, poets, filmmakers, choreographers and composers. For Australia's artists, the attraction of the beach, with its great variety of colours, range of social types, symbols and myths has been irresistible. We can see through their work that during the twentieth century, "The Beach" has taken over from "The Bush" as the site of cultural significance, providing a stage upon which the dramas, big and small, are played out. This film, narrated by David Wenham and inspired by Geoffrey Dutton's book "The Myth of the Beach" is the first in Australia to be shot on the new "High Definition" format. It features original music by Peter Sculthorpe, and over a hundred examples of beach-related art and literature. It includes interviews with Tim Winton, Les Murray, Gabrielle Carey, Graeme Murphy, Juliana Engberg, Ken Done, Peter Sculthorpe, George Ganyjibala, and Anne Zahalka, all of whose work has been influenced by the beach
Whiteys like us a film ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"What goes on in a bland high school class room at Manly Community College for two hours on Wednesday nights represents a fascinating microcosm of how white Australians are dealing (or not dealing) with the Reconciliation process and the country's indigenous past and present. All over Australia groups of people are coming together to participate in an eight week Reconciliation study circles. These circles were initiated by the Reconciliation Council in 1991 with the "aim of improving relations between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians". This documentary focuses on one study circle through its eight sessions and examines the impact the Reconciliation process has on the participants' lives. The machinations of this group and the individual responses to it provide a glimpse of how Australians have reached this difficult, critical, and complex nexus of indigenous and non-indigenous relations and how 'ordinary' non-indigenous Australians grapple personally with the issues this evokes." -- Container
Shine by Scott Hicks( Visual )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An Australian pianist overcomes mental illness and achieves fame
Why me? 5 stories of removal from family and country ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shows the human costs of a policy which removed children from their families and country and the careful work of restoring meaning and connection to dislocated lives. Re-enacted scenes from the 1950s and 60s put viewers in touch with the emotional journey of the children of our stolen generations
Milli Milli by Wayne Jowandi Barker( Visual )
5 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Takes the viewer on a cultural travelogue through the three regions of the Kimberleys: the coastal, the rivers and tablelands, and the desert. Storytellers talk of the past and present events and offer different visions of an Aboriginal future
Whispering in our hearts the Mowla Bluff massacre ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An Aboriginal community from Australia's tropical north west tells the story of the execution of family members at Mowla Bluff in 1916 by police and local pastoralists. The film's indigenous director, Mitch Torres, is related to the community and the story of their emotional journey back to Mowla Bluff is given a powerful personal dimension by the filmmaker
Island of lies by Gilly Coote( Visual )
3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Inspired by a Japanese No drama based on the story of Eliza Fraser, the filmmaker follows the route of early settlers heading north out of Sydney to Fraser Island to uncover the lies and secrets of Australia's settlement. In the process she seeks to discover the truth about massacres, genocide and coverups that characterise Australian race relations
Dance on your land ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In July 1988 fifty Aboriginal people from Gununa, Mornington Island (Qld.) and Borroloola, Gulf of Carpentaria (N.T.) made an 8000 kilometre journey to fifteen communities in the remote Kimberley Region of W.A. over a five week period. The aim of the journey was to strengthen Aboriginal cultural identity through performances of dance and song which carry the stories that are unique to each region. This film records some impressions of these meetings
Since the company came by Russell Hawkins( Visual )
6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of a community's struggle to come to terms with the social, cultural and ecological disruption that threatens to fragment the Solomon Islands
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