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The Irati Wanti campaign

Author: Clea Woods
Monday, June 30, 2003
Cinema Nova in conjuntion with ASDA present a special fundraiser screening for the Irati Wanti campaign against the proposed national nuclear waste dump.

Screening are two half hour documentaries about the effects of, and the resistance to, uranium mining and nuclear testing.

We of Little Voice
A film by Peter Hodgson

We of Little Voice reveals the effects of uranium mining and nuclear testing on indigenous communities in South Australia. In the 1950's the British Government tested nuclear bombs in northern South Australia. These days, there are mines and waste dumps.The indigenous communities in the region have concerns about how the fallout from the testing and the risks of minig leaksimpact on their communities.

Indigenous anti-nuclear campaigner, Kevin Buzzacot, goes on a journey through northern South Australia to hear the stories of Aboriginal elders who have experienced the effects of the nuclear industry.

This is the first time many of these elders have told their stories to the public.


Trespass presents an intimate portrait of the cornerstone of the Mirrar resistance to uranium mining in Kakadu, the gently spoken Mirrar senior traditional owner, Yvonne Margarula. Documenting the 30 yr struggle of the Mirrar people against uranium mining, trespass tells the story of how the Mirrar people have stopped successive Commonwealth and Northern Territory governments and multi national mining companies from developing the controversial Jabiluka uranium mine.

This event is held in conjunction with Cinema Nova - Novadose
Proceeds to the Irati Wanti Campaign

Irati Wanti is the inspiring and unrelenting campaign of the Kupa Piti Kungka Tjuta. The Kungka Tjuta are senior Aboriginal women from Antikarinya, Yunkunjatjara and Kokatha nations who have been campaigning to defend their land and their culture against a proposed national radioactive waste dump on their land.

Wednesday July 9 at 7.00pm
at Cinema Nova
380 Lygon St, Carlton