Screening of Olosho, Tanzanian Maasai community, Tanzania 2015, 15mins; and Our Generation, Sinem Saban and Damien Curtis, Australia 2010, 73mins. Selected by Professor Mark Nash (United Kingdom/Singapore)
Olosho (2015) | 15 mins
Olosho is a powerful short film exploring the ongoing land-rights struggle by the Maasai Community in Loliondo, from the perspective of those on the frontline. It was created by six members of the Tanzania Maasai community who, for over two decades, have been battling foreign companies and their own government to protect their territory. Olosho was facilitated by InsightShare in collaboration with the United Nations Association of Finland and the Loliondo-based NGO-Net. It was undertaken with funding from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland.
Our Generation (2010) | 73 mins
Our Generation is a rollercoaster journey into the heart of Australia’s indigenous relations, a hidden shame that is pushing the world’s oldest living culture to the edge. Through the stories of the Yolngu of Northeast Arnhem Land, the film looks at the Government’s ongoing policies of paternalism and assimilation, examines the real issues underlying indigenous disadvantage, and opens dialogue on ways forward that respect Aboriginal culture and dignity.
This screening is part of the public programme of Amar Kanwar: The Sovereign Forest