2-23rd February 2022

Homeland: Films by Australian First Nations directors (UK/Australia Season) 2-23 February

This event is part of the UK/Australia Season.

The UK/Australia Season is a major new cultural exchange celebrating the diverse and innovative artist communities and cultural sectors of each nation. A collaboration between the British Council and the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, The Season is a vibrant programme spanning theatre, film, visual arts, dance, design, architecture, music, literature, higher education and a public engagement programme.

Designed to strengthen and build cultural connections, the Season theme is “Who Are We Now?” and will reflect on our history, explore our current relationship, and imagine our future together. The Season launched in both countries in September 2021.


An exciting selection of the very best movies by Indigenous Australian filmmakers from the last three decades. This season celebrates these great filmmakers through a series of cinema screenings, some showing in the UK for the first time, whose works embrace a variety of genres, including westerns, film noirs, horror movies and dance films.

Homeland: Films by Australian First Nations directors is presented as part of the UK/Australia Season 2021-22, a major programme of cultural exchange taking place across the two nations.

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Upcoming Screenings
After the Apology (15*)
Tue 8 Feb 2022, 18:30
With virtual introduction by director Larissa Behrendt
We Don’t Need a Map (15*)
Tue 22 Feb 2022, 18:30
Three Films by Tracey Moffatt: beDevil + Night Cries + Nice Coloured Girls (15*)
Wed 23 Feb 2022, 18:10
Curated by the Barbican in partnership with Screen Australia. With thanks to Penny Smallacombe and Savannah Glynn-Braun (First Nations Department, Screen Australia).

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The Barbican

A world-class arts and learning organisation, that pushes the boundaries of all major art forms including dance, film, music, theatre and visual arts.

Its creative learning programme further underpins everything it does. Over a million people attend events annually and hundreds of artists and performers are featured.

The architecturally renowned centre opened in 1982 and comprises the Barbican Hall, the Barbican Theatre, The Pit, Cinemas 1, 2 and 3, Barbican Art Gallery, a second gallery The Curve, public spaces, a library, the Lakeside Terrace, a glasshouse conservatory, conference facilities and three restaurants.

The City of London Corporation is the founder and principal funder of the Barbican Centre.

The Barbican is home to Resident Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra; Associate Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra; Associate Ensembles the Academy of Ancient Music and Britten Sinfonia, Associate Producer Serious, and Artistic Partner Create.

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