UNDERMINED: TALES FROM THE KIMBERLEY is a dramatic documentary examining how our state’s Kimberley region is under threat, with mining, pastoralism and irrigated agriculture driving an unprecedented land grab. Featured in the documentary is young Traditional Owner Albert Wiggan who will present the special Q&A screening at Luna Leederville on Monday 18 February, 6.30pm, and take part in a Q&A after the film. The session will be hosted by Ten Perth News presenter NARELDA JACOBS.
This an urgent film about Indigenous rights in an untouched part of Australia on the brink of unfettered development, with industry and government now opening up the Kimberley for mining, fracking and industrial-scale irrigated agriculture. Meanwhile, scientists, Traditional Owners and archaeologists are racing to have the Kimberley World Heritage-listed for its unique cultural and ecological assets. This is a complex and urgent story which demands the attention of all Australians and indeed the world.
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?
Special guest at the Luna Q&A, Albert Wiggan, is also Co-Producer & Indigenous Consultant on the film. Albert is a Bardi man from Dampier Peninsula and a writer and performer who trained at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. He is known for OLD COUNTRY NEW COUNTRY (SBS) and has toured world stages with John Butler.
The Kimberley is an epic and dramatic place, making this film a truly stunning documentary. With its striking colours, unique landforms and wildlife, there is no location more cinematic than the Kimberley.
Although a distinctly Australian film, this is a universal story of the David-and- Goliath battles Indigenous peoples face against development on their homelands in the final sprint to tap natural resources and plunder the land.
DRAMATIC AND CONTROVERSIAL DOCO ABOUT OUR KIMBERLEY REGION PREMIERES AT LUNA LEEDERVILLE Q&A SCREENING WITH SPECIAL GUEST ALBERT WIGGAN – CO-PRODUCER AND FEATURING IN THE FILM
MONDAY 18 FEBRUARY, 6.30PM @ LUNA LEEDERVILLE
EXCLUSIVE SEASON STARTS FEB 21 @ LUNA LEEDERVILLE + LUNA ON SX