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Still We Rise Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion with Director John Harvey and BlackStar Projects moderated by Dr. Anna Arabindan-Kesson

Mon, 4/15 · 5:30 pm7:30 pm · James Stewart Theater

Art Hx

In 1972, a group of Aboriginal activists planted an umbrella in the lawn of the Australian Parliament in Canberra proclaiming it the Aboriginal Tent Embassy. The establishment of this Aboriginal Tent Embassy would become one of the longest continual protests for Indigenous land rights in the world. Revisiting archival footage from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Still We Rise reflects deeply on the inciting moment and urgently reminds us of the ongoing legacies of settler colonialism and Indigenous rights and sovereignty. The film is directed by John Harvey, who is of Sabai (Torres Strait) background and works across screen and stage as a writer and director.

This event is sponsored by Art Hx in partnership with BlackStar Projects, the Department of African American Studies, the Department of Art & Archaeology, the Native American and Indigenous Studies Initiative, the Center for Collaborative History, the Humanities Council, Land, Language, and Art: a Humanities Council Global Initiative, and the Lewis Center for the Arts.

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