NAIDOC Week: Inspiring Voices at the NFSA

Concert or Performance

12 Jul 2019 to 14 Jul 2019

Celebrate NAIDOC Week with films about two inspirational Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander figures, Adam Goodes and Ella Havelka.


The Final Quarter + Panel Discussion – 12 July, 6.00pm
Dir: Ian Darling, M, Australia, 2019, 74mins

An Aboriginal role model named Australian of the Year, the Sydney Swans player left the game when crowds turned on him, triggering a widespread conversation in the media.

With a deft use of archival footage, Ian Darling’s thought-provoking documentary holds a mirror to Australia and asks bold questions about sport, racism and reconciliation.

Followed by a panel discussion with special guests.

Ella + Q&A – 14 July, 2.00pm
Dir: Douglas Watkin , G, Australia, 2016, 82mins

From the Dubbo Ballet Studio to the Australian Ballet School in Melbourne and a spot with acclaimed Indigenous dance company Bangarra, Ella Havelka was a rising star of the dance world.

In 2012, she became the first Aboriginal dancer to join the Australian Ballet in its 50-year history.

Douglas Watkin’s riveting documentary follows Ella through the challenges of professional dance, in Australia and on tour to Beijing.

Followed by Q&A with Ella Havelka.


Cafe Carpark Caters for hearing impairment Caters for vision impairment Coach Parking Family Friendly Free Wifi Non Smoking Parents Room Public Toilet Wheelchair access


From AU$10.00

Event Times

12 Jul 2019 to 14 Jul 2019

Once Only Event


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