Sharjah Art Foundation

March Meeting 2023: The Postcolonial Constellation: Art, Culture, Politics after 1960

9 March — 12 March, 2023

Still We Rise (2022)

John Harvey
Still We Rise
Digital video, colour, sound
59 minutes
Courtesy of the artist


In 1972, young Aboriginal activists erected the Aboriginal Tent Embassy in the lawns opposite Parliament House on Ngunnawal country (Canberra) in the form of a beach umbrella. Fifty years on, the Aboriginal Tent Embassy is the oldest continuing protest occupation site in the world, and the fight for land justice continues. Interrogating hours of archival footage through a First Nations lens, Still We Rise (2022) is a bold dive into a year of incendiary protest that celebrates the feisty activists whose resistance continues to inspire subsequent generations.

Screening and Booking Information

Still We Rise (2022)
Director: John Harvey
Documentary | 59 minutes
English with Arabic subtitles

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