Thursday, October 21, 2021 Start time: 8:00 pm


Venue: Online

ORIGINS' collaboration with the Menzies Screening Series continuess with UNDERMINED: TALES FROM THE KIMBERLEY, a vital documentary about the ongoing fight to save the vast Kimberley region of north-west Australia from an unprecedented land grab. After the film, we will be joined by the film's director, Nicholas Wrathall for a live Q&A.

UNDERMINED investigates the politics of an area now branded “the future economic powerhouse of Australia,” and what this means for First People and their unique cultural landscapes. As pressure from industry exposes the limits of Indigenous land rights, what will remain of over 200 remote Aboriginal communities? The film follows young leader Albert Wiggan, veteran cattleman Kevin Oscar and Senior Elder June Davis through David-and-Goliath battles to preserve their homelands, asking the question: what is the true cost of doing business?

This online screening is free and open to all (including audiences outside the UK), and will take place live and online via Eventive. It will be followed by a live Q&A with the film's director, Nicholas Wrathall, chaired by Menzies Screenings curator, Stephen Morgan. If you miss the live session, there will also be an opportunity to watch the film and recorded Q&A for 14 days after the event.

Attendees may also be interested in Indigenous Science and the Fitzroy River, an online discussion event featuring key participants from UNDERMINED. This event takes place at 11am (UK) on Wednesday October 27 and is organised by our partners at Flourishing Diversity and Invisible Dust, as part of their Living Nature series (October 26th-28th).