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Title Jabiru 0886 : trespass
Published Mitchell, A.C.T. : Ronin Films, [2002]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
Description 1 videodisc (DVD) (approximately 26 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Series The CAAMA Collection
CAAMA collection.
Summary "Jabiru 0886: trespass tells the story of the opposition by the Mirrar people to uranium mining operations in the Kakadu National Park area. With their language and culture constantly under siege, the Mirrar people began a non-violent campaign of resistance against the policies of the Federal Government and one of the world's largest mining companies, ERA (Energy Resources of Australia). Both the Ranger and Jabiluka Uranium Mines and the mining town of Jabiru are in the middle of Mirrar country and meant an erosion of rights and self-determination for the Mirrar. Yvonne Margarula is one of the Mirrar leaders of the campaign against the mining entities and the government, determined to preserve her culture and her way of life, and to protect her people's sacred sites. Working with environmental organizations, the Mirrar used large-scale civil disobedience to blockade work on the mines.Yvonne has been awarded many international awards including the 1999 Goldman Environmental Prize, in recognition of the Mirrar efforts to protect their country and culture against uranium mining. The film ends with Yvonne Margarula's arrest whilst engaged in a protest demonstration. This award-winning film is both a powerful depiction of the history of the Mirrar struggle, and a moving portrait of Yvonne herself - quietly spoken but unrelenting in her struggle for survival. Eventually, the Jabiluka mine did not proceed, and in 2003 rehabilitation of the mining site began." -- Cover
Notes "Warning: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that the following program may contain images and voices of deceased persons." -- Cover
Credits Director/producer/writer: David Vadiveloo; producer: Priscilla Collins
Notes Exempt from classification. Ronin Recommends: PG
DVD. Produced for all regions
In English and Gundejihmi language
Available to Deakin University staff and students only
Subject Mirrar (Australian people) -- Social conditions
Environmental protection -- Australia -- Northern Territory -- Jabiluka -- Citizen participation
Uranium mines and mining -- Political aspects -- Australia -- Northern Territory -- Jabiru
Uranium mines and mining -- Environmental aspects -- Northern Territoy
Uranium mines and mining -- Australia -- Northern Territory -- Jabiru
Aboriginal Australians -- Mines and mining.
Jabiru (N.T.) -- Industries -- Environmental aspects
Genre/Form Video recordings.
Author Vadiveloo, David
Collins, Priscilla