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We don't need a Map screening Old Butter Factory Jan 13th

WE DON'T NEED A MAP Screening at the Old Cobargo Butter Factory on 13th January, 3.30pm

VIDEO: Directed by Warwick Thornton, Produced by Brendan FletcherThe documentary “We Don’t Need A Map” is an epic telling of Australia’s history, told through our collective relationship to one famous constellation. It is a challenging, poetic essay about who we are as a nation.THE HIJACKING OF AN AUSTRALIAN ICON The Southern Cross is the most famous constellation in the southern hemisphere. Ever since colonisation it’s been claimed, appropriated and hotly-contested for ownership by a radical range of Australian groups. But for Aboriginal people the meaning of this heavenly body is deeply spiritual. And just about completely unknown. For a start, the Southern Cross isn’t even a cross - it’s a totem that’s deeply woven into the spiritual and practical lives of Aboriginal people.One of Australia’s leading film-makers, Warwick Thornton, tackles this fiery subject head-on in this bold, poetic essay-film. We Don’t Need a Map asks questions about where the Southern Cross sits in the Australian psyche. Imbued with Warwick’s cavalier spirit, this is a fun and thought-provoking ride through Australia’s cultural and political landscape. "At once benignly mischievous and profoundly serious, We Don’t Need a Map... is a pertinent message for the director’s countrymen and an eye-opening lesson for the world about the proud history and ongoing racial tensions that currently form the crux of the Australian experience … (it) achieves that unique tone of Australian self-deprecation tempered by frustration but resolutely remaining positive about the future.”-VARIETY

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