DIFF @ NT Library - How The West Was Lost

This is a Darwin International Film Festival screening. DIFF occurs 13-23 September, with screenings all over Darwin. More info: diff.net.au

NOTE: This FREE screening does NOT take place at Deckchair Cinema. It is happening at Northern Territory Library, as part of their Curator's Cuts program - screening rare films from the NT Library. While, this film is free - seats are limited and bookings essential! To book, visit ntl.nt.gov.au 

In 1946, a group of Aboriginal stockworkers went on strike in the remote Pilbara region of Western Australia. This film shows how the most powerful forces in WA set about violently and illegally undermining the Aboriginal strikers and their supporter Don McLeod over a five-year period. Told by the strikers themselves, this is a story of state injustice and barbarism, pitched against the tremendous creativity and collective will of the most disadvantaged Australians.

Special Guest Jan Richardson

In 1969, Jan lived and worked with the Nyangumarta and Don McLeod Strikers’ group. Jan now lives in Darwin and is writing a biography of Don McLeod.

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Show Time(s)

Add to Calendar 5:30pm,
Wednesday 19 September
NT Library

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Running Time

72 minutes


Country of Origin



English and Njangamarda, Wanmun, Injibandi with English subtitle