Resisting invasions: indigenous peoples and land rights battles in Mabo and Terra Vermelha

Frey, Aline (2016) Resisting invasions: indigenous peoples and land rights battles in Mabo and Terra Vermelha. Ilha do Desterro, 69 2: 151-164. doi:10.5007/2175-8026.2016v69n2p151


Author Frey, Aline
Title Resisting invasions: indigenous peoples and land rights battles in Mabo and Terra Vermelha
Journal name Ilha do Desterro   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2175-8026
0101-4846
Publication date 2016
Year available 2016
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.5007/2175-8026.2016v69n2p151
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 69
Issue 2
Start page 151
End page 164
Total pages 14
Place of publication Florianopolis, SC, Brazil
Publisher Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina * Programa de Pos-Graduacao em Letras-Ingles
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This article examines two feature films, focusing on the link between Indigenous cinema, environmental preservation and land rights. The first film is Mabo (2012) directed by Aboriginal filmmaker Rachel Perkins. It centres on a man’s legal battle for recognition of Indigenous land ownership in Australia. The second film is Terra Vermelha (Birdwatchers, Marco Bechis, 2008), which centres on the violence endured by a contemporary Brazilian Indigenous group attempting to reclaim their traditional lands occupied by agribusiness barons. Based on comparative analysis of Mabo and Terra Vermelha, this article discusses the similar challenges faced by Indigenous nations in these two countries, especially the colonial dispossession of their ancestral territories and the postcolonial obstacles to reclaim and exercise self-determination over them.
Keyword Indigenous cinema
Land rights
Australian cinema
Brazilian cinema
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Created: Wed, 15 Jun 2016, 06:56:58 EST by Aline Freire De Carvalho Frey on behalf of School of Communication and Arts