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Nandeebie Screen - Indigenous Film Festival
Redland Performing Arts Centre


A film and screen journey through the world of First Peoples

From locally produced pieces to works from our brothers and sisters in the Pacific, to the Americas, the Arctic Circle and the deserts of the Sahara, Nandeebie Screen will be a film and screen journey through the world of First Peoples. We are listening to the voices which beat alongside our own rhythms, seeking to share knowledge which illuminates our sovereign place in the world. 

Nandeebie Screen will bring an eclectic mix of short and feature films, documentaries and digital arts screenings together in Nandeebie (Cleveland) on the lands of the Quandamooka people. Running in conjunction with this screen weekend at RPAC there will be a gallery exhibition of media works from Indigenous artists at Redland Art Gallery, culminating with a winter solstice community screening on Coochiemudlo Island. 

Exploring themes of science, eldership, art resistance, ceremony, gender fluidity, virtual reality and some homage to modern day icons, the programme will be sure to provoke thought and engage viewers with First Peoples' voices. 

For a sneak peek of some of the films that will be screened

- download the latest program Nandeebie Screen_Program_Sat 20 and Sun 21 May.pdf [1.2MB]

- see the bottom of this page

- visit the visit the Nandeebie Screen website

Performance Times:
Saturday 20 - Sunday 21 May
RPAC Concert Hall and Lawn
Daytime and evening screenings
Single Film: $10
Day Pass: $24
Weekend Pass: $39
FREE films on the RPAC lawn, no bookings required
Suit Children:
Parental guidance recommended to determine suitability for your child
Booking Information:
You can book your tickets:
  • in person at RPAC Box Office, 2-16 Middle Street, Cleveland
  • by phone - 3829 8131 (a $4.10 booking fee per transaction applies)
  • online 24/7 using the Buy Now link below (a $3 booking fee per ticket applies)

If you require mobility assistance please contact Redland Performing Arts Centre Box Office so that we can accommodate your needs.

On Sale
For a sneak peek of some of the films that will be screened visit the Nandeebie Screen website.

Weekend Pass​
($39 for 12 films across Saturday & Sunday)

Day Pass - Saturday
($24 for 6 films on the Saturday)

​Day Pass - Sunday
($24 for 6 films on the Sunday)

Single Film Ticket
($10 per film on Saturday or Sunday)



- download the latest program Nandeebie Screen_Program_Sat 20 and Sun 21 May.pdf [1.2MB]


10.00am Welcome to Country by Dr Chris Matthews

10.15am Navajo Math Circles (59 mins)

Hundreds of Navajo children in recent years have found themselves at the centre of a lively collaboration with mathematicians from around the world. Navajo Math Circles is a one-hour film that documents this process over a two year period.

More info >

11.30am 7 Sàmi Stories (1 hr 30 mins)

Giving voice to contemporary Sami screen storytellers, embodying visions of a new generation of Sami filmmakers, made as a collaborative project. ‘Stories’ crosses many borders, telling the stories that have been kept silent as seven shorts are brought together.

Watch trailer >

1.30pm Asinabaka (1hr 7 mins), A Common Experience (10 mins) and An Object That Has Spirit (27 min)

This screening session starts with Asinabaka, which is a series of short films from the Asinabaka Festival in Canada by and about  First Nation Inuits. This is followed by A Common Experience which is a poetic exploration of the multi-generational affects of Canada's Indian Residential School system. The session then comes to a close with An Object That Has Spirit, which follows five Indigenous Canadian artists who come together to design a heritage marker to honour Indian Residential School Survivors and to commit their experiences to public memory.

4.00pm Black Girl (La Noire de*) (1hr 5 min)

Scorsese’s remastered version of Senegalese director Ousmane Sembene’s 1966 film, which is widely recognized as one of the founding works of African cinema.

A young Senegalese woman is employed as a governess for a French family in the city of Dakar. When the family returns to the Riviera, her comfortable duties as a nanny are replaced by the drudgery and indignities of a maid.

6.00pm Sembene! (1hr 30 mins)

Ousmane Sembène was the first film director from Africa to gain international recognition and rightly described as the father of African cinema. Following the screening of his remastered version of Black Girl, this biographical documentary will give an insight into the African freedom fighter that uses stories as his weapon and is widely regarded of as the greatest of all African filmmakers.

8.00pm What We Do in the Shadows (1hr 26 mins)

This 2014 New Zealand mockumentary horror-comedy film is about a group of vampires who live together in Wellington. Turns out vampires have their own domestic problems too! It is written, directed by, and stars Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi, who also more recently directed Hunt for the Wilderpeople. It premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2014 and has since developed a cult following.

Watch trailer >

 * La Noire de
Restored in 2015 by The Film Foundation’s World Cinema Project in collaboration with the Sembène Estate, Institut National de l’Audiovisuel, INA, Eclair laboratories and Centre National de Cinématographie. Restoration carried out at Cineteca di Bologna/ L’Immagine Ritrovata laboratory.
10.00am The Road to Home (1 hr)
A documentary about Benny Wenda, the Nobel Peace Prize nominated West Papuan independence leader, in his ongoing struggle to free his people from Indonesian colonial rule. British filmmaker Dominic Brown was given rare and exclusive access, over a two year period, to follow Benny Wenda, providing a fascinating insight into the life and times of this freedom fighter.

11.30am Pasifika Shorts (45 mins)

A range of short films from across the Pacific including stories from Guam, Tahiti, and Vanuatu. Short films include I Matai (The Dead), which is an experimental take on the ancient Chamoru death ceremony told through the prayers of a man grieving over the death of his brother (pictured); Blackbird Film Project which tells the story of Solomon Islander siblings, who were kidnapped from their island home to work on a sugar cane plantation in Queensland in the late 1800s; plus Footsteps by Lennie Hill; and three films from Namatan Short Film Festival in Vanuatu.

Warning: contains mild to medium graphic content.

1.00pm My Bicycle (1hr)

Maw Theng Gaari (original title) is the first indigenous language film out of Bangladesh.
Set in a typical peri-urban tribal village focusing on the struggle of a family to sustain its livelihood through a new trade - carrying passengers in a bicycle, My Bicycle is a subtle representation and wonderful insight into Bangladesh's most marginalized ethnic population. ​

2.30pm When Two Worlds  Collide (1hr 43 mins)
This spectacularly shot and emotionally gripping documentary will take you directly into the line of fire between powerful, opposing Peruvian leaders. On the one side is President Alan Garcia, who begins aggressively extracting resources from untouched indigenous Amazonian land. This is fiercely opposed by indigenous leader Alberto Pizango. A tense war of words quickly erupts into deadly violence.
There will also be a Q&A after the documentary by Uncle Paul Spearim, a Gamilarray man who is deeply concerned about the destruction of country and culture.

5.00pm Fluidity Shorts (1hr)

The politics of race, gender, sex and identity are addressed in this screening of short films which will be followed by a discussion.

Kent Monkman’s Shooting Geronimo, the short NITV documentary Jemima to Jeremy and Thirza Cuthand’s Boi O Boi will all feature. There will then be an opprtunity for conversation with Jeremy Anderson after the screenings.

Warning: contains adult themes and strong language. 
6.30pm  Rain the Colour Blue with a Little Red in It  (1hr 15min)
Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai (original title) is the first ever Tuareg language fictional film and was inspired by Prince’s cult classic Purple Rain. It explores the world of a musician trying to succeed in the raucous subculture of the Niger guitar scene. Purple Rain meets the Saharan Desert in this revolutionary story of guitars, motorcycles, cell phones, and the music of a new generation.
Please note: The free community screenings will now take place in the RPAC Gallery Foyer, rather than out on the RPAC Lawn, due to the wet weather forecaset.
Throughout Saturday and Sunday a range of films, documentaries and short films will be screened for free in the RPAC Gallery Foyer. Please note: due to the forecast rain these free screenings will no longer take place on the RPAC Lawn. These screenings are FREE – no bookings required.
10.00am  Welcome to Country by Dr Chris Matthews

11.00am Our Place – episode 1 and 2 of the Indigenous version of Neighbours

12.00pm Life is Waiting – a feature documentary about referendum and resistance in Western Sahara as Sahrawis continue to live under Moroccan occupation

2.00pm Kaha:wi – The Cycle of Life which is a stunning journey into Iroquoian teachings on love, life, community, and spirit, as expressed through dance (both traditional and modern) by award-winning Mohawk dancer and choreographer Santee Smith

3.00pm Our Place – episode 3 and 4 of the Indigenous version of Neighbours

4.00pm Australian Indigenous Shorts – a range of locally produced Indigenous short films

10.00am 7 Sàmi Stories  - if you missed it on Saturday in the Concert Hall then this is a second chance to hear stories from contemporary Sami screen storytellers

11.30am Our Place – episode 1 and 2 of the Indigenous version of Neighbours

1.00pm Australian Indigenous Shorts – a range of locally produced Indigenous short films

2.30pm Our Place – episode 3 and 4 of the Indigenous version of Neighbours

3.30pm Great Grandmothers – a documentary about three unknown indigenous heroines from different parts of the globe, who pay an important role in maintaining and passing on the cultural heritage to the young
Nandeebie Screen is produced by Tamara Whyte
Illustrations by Delvene Cockatoo-Collins