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“Our Generation” – film shows NT intervention as land grab for uranium mining

What lay behind the government’s action? “We believe that this government is using child sexual abuse as the Trojan horse to resume total control of our lands,” argues Pat Turner of the National Indigenous Television station.

Saban goes on to note that Australia holds vast mineral resources, including 40 per cent of the world’s uranium, and that mining is the Northern Territory’s largest industry.

Our GenerationMorning Star (UK) Directed by Sinem Saban  01 February 2011, by Ian Sinclair “………..The documentary’s central focus is the Canberra government’s controversial “intervention” in Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory in 2007. On the pretext of stopping endemic levels of child abuse the government deployed the army to seize control of indigenous communities and ban alcohol and pornography.

Weeks later, this action was condemned by the UN human rights envoy as incompatible with Australia’s obligations under the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

What lay behind the government’s action? “We believe that this government is using child sexual abuse as the Trojan horse to resume total control of our lands,” argues Pat Turner of the National Indigenous Television station.

Saban goes on to note that Australia holds vast mineral resources, including 40 per cent of the world’s uranium, and that mining is the Northern Territory’s largest industry.

Accessible, positive and mainstream in intent, Our Generation deserves to become as popular and influential as documentaries such as An Inconvenient Truth and Michael Moore’s Sicko.

Its impressive musical soundtrack and footage of poverty-ridden communities reminiscent of sub-Saharan Africa is a shameful indictment of white Australia and its government.

Our Generation is showing in London at the Frontline Club at 4pm on February 13 and the Royal Geographical Society at 7pm on February 16. Visit www.ourgeneration.org.au for details.

Our Generation / Theatre / On the stage / Culture / Home – Morning Star

February 4, 2011 - Posted by | Resources

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