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We Don't Need a Map

Sunday, November 10, 2019 |
2:00PM - 4:00PM

a man making a southern cross

Location

Penn Museum

Category

Films

Directed by Warwick Thornton (2017), this thought-provoking film explores the symbol of the Southern Cross, the most famous constellation in the southern hemisphere. For indigenous Australians, its meaning is deeply spiritual, representing a familial entity that’s deeply woven into their lives, pointing to the origins of people and directional orientation. But, recently, the same Southern Cross has evolved into a symbol of white nationalism, exclusion, and anti-immigration sentiment. Thornton’s humorous and intelligent essay-film revisits Australia’s colonial & recent history to address this essential conflict in a courageous, direct fashion. Sponsored by Penn Cinema Studies and CAMRA and held in collaboration with the Wolf Humanities Center's 2019-2020 Forum on Kinship.

Speakers: Julia Alekseyeva, Penn Cinema Studies

Sponsors: Penn Cinema Studies and CAMRA

Free with Museum Admission.

Part of the Culture Film Series