Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT)

Films

 

Takin' a different path

You can go to lock up over and over, or you can take a different path.

This film was made by young people in Bourke as part of the ALS Talking FactSheet project.

   

Who's boots are you gonna wear?

Sometimes we can't afford what we want, but deadly choices doesn't cost anything.

A great little film made by the young people of Moruya NSW, as part of the ALS Talking FactSheet project - films made by and for the mob.

   

Where are you?

If you don't update your contact details, there can be problems.

Produced by Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT)

 

 

Bourke's Amazing Chase

In the small town of Bourke NSW where scooters are in hot demand, taking somebody else's scooter is not on, as one young man learns.

This film is part of the ALS Talking FactSheet project.

 

 

Know your rights in police custody

This film talks about the custody notification service (CNS) and your rights when arrested.

This film is part of the ALS Talking FactSheet project.

 

 

One life, one punch

This film shows the dangers of just one punch.

Written, acted, and directed by members of the community in Wagga Wagga.

This film is part of the ALS Talking FactSheet project.

 

 

Through their eyes

This film looks at some of the reasons why FaCS (DoCS) may want to remove children.

This film was produced by the ALS Care and Protection team, as part of the ALS Talking FactSheet Project - films made by and for the mob.

 

 

If FaCS come to your door

Looking after kids is a big concern. So what happens if FaCS (DocS) knocks on your front door? This film helps explain what you can do.

Written, acted, produced, filmed and directed by the ALS Care and Protection team.

This film is part of the ALS Talking FactSheet project.

 

 

I just want my babies back

Do you think you're ready to get your kids back? Apply for a Section 90. This little film explains how to do it.

This film was produced by the ALS Care and Protection team, as part of the ALS Talking FactSheet Project - films made by and for the mob.

 

 

2 wrongs don't make it right

This film subtly looks at one of the reasons why kids get themselves into trouble.

This film is written, acted, produced, filmed and directed by the young people in Bourke, NSW.

This film is part of the ALS Talking FactSheet project - films made by and for the mob.

 

 

Ice Wreck

On a deadly path, or are you black and deadly? This little film shows the downward spiral that ice can take you on.

This film is part of the ALS Talking FactSheet project - films made by and for the mob.

 

 

If you can't get to court you must have a Very Good Reason

Nobody really wants to go to court but we have to, or risk more trouble. But sometimes you just can't there, no matter what. This film explains what the court will accept as a Very Good Reason for not attending court on your court date.

 

 

Domestic violence, it's a shame

If your partner hits you once, they'll do it again and again. This is not on. No one should hit another person. It's a crime.

Produced in Taree as part of the ALS Talking FactSheet Project - films made by and for the mob.

 

 

Swearing at a police officer is a $500 fine in NSW

In NSW, offensive language gets you an on-the-spot fine of $500. 

This film is part of the ALS Talking FactSheet project.

 

 

I wish my dad was here

Every time someone is taken away, a family and community is affected. This film looks at the impact of crime on families.

This film is part of the ALS Talking FactSheet project. - films made by and for the mob.

 

 

If you film a fight

Created by Aboriginal field officers in Dubbo, this film describes what may happen if you film a fight.

This film is part of the ALS Talking FactSheet project.

 

 

CNS who you gonna call? 

A young man accidently breaks a window. But, Police don't think it was an accident. This film follows the story of Adam and Joe (played by Joe Williams) and what to do when Police take you inside.

Produced by Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT)

 

 

The Story Project

Celebrating 40 years of the Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT) through the stories of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people involved since our doors opened.

Produced by Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT)

 

 

 

 

 

Other great films (not made by us)

 
 

 

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU GET INTO TROUBLE?

   

BURN the movie

Burn follows the story of 16-year-old Tee, whose life is thrown into chaos when a late-night drive with older boys erupts into violence. This gritty crime drama was improvised by the young cast and shows how high-risk group behaviour can quickly spin out of control. 

Produced by Legal Aid NSW

 

 

Someone does the crime, everyone does the time

Two young men convince their friend to join them for a ride in a stolen car. 

Produced by Central Australian Aboriginal Legal Service (CAALAS)

 

 

Deadly Life Lessons

This film contains 'Deadly Life Lessons' for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community about legal rights and responsibilities.

Produced by the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service (VALS)

 

 

   

CAN MOBILE PHONES GET YOU INTO TROUBLE?

   

B2M - Strong Choices

Nothing is secret in a digital world - it can never be deleted. Your culture in a digital world - your culture is who you are. And so we follow band B2M as they describe what's right, and what's not in the cyber world.

Produced by Skinnyfish Music

 

 

   

WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THE COURT

   

Justice Journey: Overview of the court system

This film describes the difference between the NSW Local Court, the NSW District Court and the NSW Supreme Court.

Produced by Justice NSW

 

 

Legal (r)evolution: "Indigenous Legal (r)evolution" Munya Andrews Part 1 and Part 2

Indigenous Barrister Munya Andrews talks about the language of the law in its day-to-day courtroom operation, with particular emphasis on the communications problems faced by indigenous persons in Australian legal system.

Produced by Progressive Law Network

 

 

   

CHILD PROTECTION

 
   

Child Protection and Parenting

A woman leaves her two children at home by themselves while she goes to work. When she comes home, the children aren't there! A neighbour talks to the woman about Child Protection and how to avoid them taking your children. 

Film by Victoria Legal Aid

 

 

   

REHABILITATION OPTIONS 

 
   

The Glen

The Glen was set up to keep Aboriginal men, and other men out of gaol by breaking the abuse cycle of alcohol and drugs and the negative effect it has on them, their live and their families. This short film shows us the beauty of the surroundings at The Glen.

A film by The Glen

 

 

   

HOW TO MAKE A COMPLAINT

   

Pathways to resolution: The conciliation process of the Australian Human Rights Commission

The film shows what happens when you make a complaint to the Human Rights Commission. There are a lot of paintings and artefacts in the background!

Produced by the Australian Human Rights Commission 

 

 

   

ABORIGINAL BUSH LAW

 
   

Aboriginal Bush Law Part One and Part Two

Since the introduction of the Australian Criminal Justice System, crime rates have consistently risen among Aboriginal people. While mainstream Australian law is legally recognised, the simple truth is that Aboriginal people living in remote Australia pay more attention to Aboriginal law.

BBC America Documentary.

 

 

BabaKiueria (Barbeque Area) Part One, Part Two, and Part Three

An oldie but a goodie! Produced in 1986, this film reverses the roles. Aboriginal people have invaded Australia and are very curious about the ways of the white people living there. This film won the 1987 United Nations Media Peace Prize.

Produced by Julian Pringle.

 

 

   

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