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'Utopia' movie screening by filmmaker and journalist John Pilger

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Come to our exciting upcoming event and leave with a deeper understanding of the issues facing Indigenous Australians today! How have these changed in the last 20 years?

Utopia

Directed by John Pilger.

Utopia tells the story of the Aboriginal communities in the northern Australia region. They are the oldest human presence on earth and also one of the poorest areas in Australia.

The documentary reveals stories of oppression and struggle by the Aboriginal community. Pilger has looked back in time to see how Australians have treated this community, how they were depicted in the media and how Utopia has developed over the years.

What can we do to address the injustices faced by indigenous people? Awareness is the first step. Check out the trailer below.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ht8_5UlcgSQ

Discussion led by George Newhouse Australian human rights lawyer, former local councillor, political activist and ex Mayor of Waverley (2006-2007). Newhouse is also Special Council at Shine Lawyers where he heads up their Social Justice Practice. He is also the chapter editor of Thompson Reuters (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thompson_Reuters) "The Laws of Australia (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=The_Laws_of_Australia&action=edit&redlink=1): Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders - Civil Justice Issues."

Here is your chance to let someone with understanding and influence know your views on Indigenous issues and maybe just walk away with a bit more awareness.

Music

Sean Patrick Ryan will play the didjeridoo on the night.

http://www.didjeridooplayer.com.au (http://www.didjeridooplayer.com.au/)

Dinner

Yummy home made dinner from our great Chef Rolando from Chile and his voluptuous assistants.

Cost

$15 which will cover dinner, music and speaker.

Film screening is free.

RSVP - Bookings are essential so as not to miss out!
Chapel by the Sea
95 Roscoe Street · Bondi Beach
How to find us

Upstairs at Ruby's Cafe!

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