Curator's Cut: Dirt Cheap

Wednesday, 18 September, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Event Details

  • Date
    Wednesday, 18 September, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
  • Location
    Northern Territory Library
  • Cost
Street protest featuring a 'No Ranger' sign.

This powerful on-the-ground documentary about the controversial Ranger Uranium Mining Agreement reveals the resilience of the Mirrar people and the inflated promises of the minerals industry in north Australia. With extravagant claims about the longevity and prosperity of the mine on the edge of Kakadu National Park, Dirt Cheap highlights how the Aboriginal Land Rights Act failed to protect the interests of the Traditional Owners.

The Mirarr established Gundjeihmi Aboriginal Corporation (GAC) in 1995 to assist them in managing a balance between sustainable development, traditional practice and living culture on their land.

Following the film, a special guest from the Gundjeihmi Association will discuss the Ranger Uranium Mining Agreement.

This is part of the Darwin International Film Festival and Northern Territory Library’s Curator’s Cut film series, screening rare films from the Library collection.

2019/2020 Curator's Cut Program
18 Sept 19Dirt Cheap (part of the Darwin International Film Festival)
16 Oct 19The Overlanders
20 Nov 19Not to Lose You, My Language
22 Jan 20Jedda
19 Feb 20Aeroplane Dance
18 Mar 20We of the Never Never

Special thanks: Undergrowth Productions. Copyright: Ned Lander and Gundjeihmi Association.

Photo credit: Rally opposing Ranger uranium mine, Melbourne c.1978. Photographer: Lyn McLeavy.