We Don’t Need A Map – SBS (Opening film for Sydney Film Festival
‘We Don’t Need a Map’
THE HIJACKING OF AN AUSTRALIAN ICON
The Southern Cross is the most famous constellation in the southern hemisphere.
Ever since colonisation it’s been claimed, appropriated and hotly-contested for ownership by a radical range of Australian groups. But for Aboriginal people the meaning of this heavenly body is deeply spiritual. And just about completely unknown. For a start, the Southern Cross isn’t even a cross – it’s a totem that’s deeply woven into the spiritual and practical lives of Aboriginal people.
One of Australia’s leading film-makers, Warwick Thornton, tackles this fiery subject head-on in this bold, poetic essay-film. We Don’t Need a Map asks questions about where the Southern Cross sits in the Australian psyche.
Imbued with Warwick’s cavalier spirit, this is a fun and thought-provoking ride through Australia’s cultural and political landscape.
Director – Warwick Thornton
Writer – Warwick Thornton / Brendan Fletcher
Producer – Brendan Fletcher
Editor – Andrea Lang
Featuring Music by Kristin Rule.
Trailer Music (2nd Half) – ‘The Awakening’ Kristin Rule