Two Laws – archival film presentation

The Environment Centre NT has organised a presentation of Two Laws, an archival film made in 1981 in Borroloola. The film, an unconventional documentary, was made on the basis of significant Aboriginal community commitment.

“White people don’t understand that there are two laws and two different kinds of custom in Australia… White people have different laws from Aboriginal people.”


The film is divided into four parts, parts 3 & 4 which will be shown on Tuesday 27th March, deal with the present struggle [1980] for land. The film reminds us of the historical context for their current battle to save the McArthur River. It is a disturbing reminder of Aboriginal Peoples fight for justice against past and ongoing oppression.

The presentation is timed to co-incide with the Traditional Owners legal challenge against the diversion of the McArthur River, which will be heard in the Supreme Court of the NT 26-29th March 2007.

Traditional Owners who are in Darwin for the hearing will speak about their ongoing fight for their land, culture and the McArthur River.

What: Two Laws – archival film presentation from Borroloola

When : 7.30pm, Tuesday  27th March 2007

Where: the NT Museum and Art Gallery, Conacher St Darwin.

Numbers are limited – if you wish to attend please book via or 8941 7439

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