To be honest, this is the first time I have been in close contact with the film festival. MIFF is a non-profit organization that has been operating since 1952, making it Australia’s major film festival and one of the world’s oldest film festivals, alongside Cannes and Berlin. At the same time, it has successfully created social and economic capital for Melbourne and Victoria. MIFF is also the largest and most important film festival in Australia.
The movie we watch is called UNDERMINED: TALES FROM THE KIMBERLEY. The film, by director Nicholas Wrathall, examines the real costs of development in the world’s famous Kimberley, where huge mining and pastoral developments threaten not only the pristine environment, but also the sacred ties of more than 200 indigenous communities and their people to the state.
The movie shows a lot of scenery and humanity in the Kimberley area.
Kimberley is one of the world’s largest unspoiled wilderness, most of which are listed as national heritage sites. But it is also a large number of mineral resources and pasture deposits. UNDERMINED: TALES FROM THE KIMBERLEY is a new documentary that takes viewers to the area, tells their stories, and the tensions in the area.
Finally, while seeking economic development, how can the government protect the local environment and indigenous interests? This requires more people to give advice.
The film’s interviewer, Albert Wiggan, gave a musical performance at the premiere, giving viewers a more intuitive view of the indigenous culture.