We Don't Need a Map
Documentary investigates Australians' relationship to the Southern Cross by taking a ride through Australia's cultural and political landscape. More
"Director Warwick Thornton takes us on a journey through this five-star constellation's astronomical, colonial and Indigenous history to the present day. For Aboriginal people, the meaning of this heavenly body is deeply spiritual, a connection vividly expressed in stories from North East Arnhem Land, Katherine and the Central Desert. By contrast, the star-adorned Eureka Flag was emblematic of protest and defiance from its first appearance, a quality that caused it to be adopted by activists, and lately, the darker side of Australian nationalism. Produced by Brendan Fletcher (Mad Bastards) and shot by Thornton and his filmmaker son, Dylan River, this poetic essay-film features interviews with tattooists, rappers, astronomers... and bush puppets." (Sydney Film Fest)Less
We Don't Need a Map | Release Details
We Don't Need a Map is available to stream in New Zealand now on DocPlay.