NAIDOC Week kicks off today - a time to celebrate and recognise the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
First Nations storytelling dates back more than 50,000 years, and their presence both in front of and behind the camera means their stories are now being shared with an even larger audience.
We've collected some of our favourite films from Indigenous filmmakers, with Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander performers, or featuring First Nations stories. Take a look at our selection of reviews, and make sure you share your top picks on our Facebook or Twitter.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are warned that some of the following articles may contain images and names of people who have died.
An incandescent, beguiling and quietly devastating fable on how even the most well-meaning of intentions can be complicit in furthering the devastating effects of colonialism. Warwick Thornton weaves this shimmering film with great care and great humanity.
We need these films circulating in this country - standout, relatable yarns for teenagers that also outline the differences of Aboriginal youth experiences.
This film tells a story about how clashes of cultures can lead to violent ends. At its heart lies the tension of justice and racial struggles.
After flicking through every page and watching the eerie stories brought to life by 11 talented Australian female filmmakers, you'll quickly decide on your own favourites and be left wanting more.
With incredible cinematography, this film supports the creation and telling of Indigenous stories, by Indigenous people, with Indigenous actors.
The documentary excels in never sensationalising any aspect of Dujuan's story for dramatic effect; simply capturing Dujuan's daily life is enough to make blood boil and tears fall.
Watch this documentary and talk about it. We need to re-evaluate how we acted during this extremely recent period of our history, and forge a better way forward.
The film presents the audience with some jaw-dropping statistics and goes on to complement them with the perspective of prisoners and former inmates.
The booing of Adam Goodes started after he took a stand on racism. The events depicted in ‘The Final Quarter’ should be regretted deeply, both for his sake and ours.
This is not an easy film to watch and certainly not one to expect to come out of feeling terrific. But it will make you will feel something, which is a rare thing for a film to be able to do today.
It's modern, it's multicultural, it's finally an Australian film that is truly the Australia we live in today. Take your mum, your sister, your brother, your dog - this movie deserves huge success.
What is the path to social justice for Aboriginal peoples? 'Undermined: Tales From the Kimberley' asks urgent questions and demands answers.
This film is both a fitting epitaph for a musical legend as well as a timely reminder that there is still far too great of a gap for Indigenous Australians in the area of health and life expectancy.
Warwick Thornton has created a devastating, overwhelming masterpiece, the first truly great film of 2018. Moreso, 'Sweet Country' is easily one of the most important Australian films ever made.
It’s an incredibly impressive piece of Australian cinema, one that balances technical skill, important questions and edge-of-your seat entertainment.
If the film’s goal is to provide insight into the struggle of Aboriginal people to hold onto their culture, while attempting to work within a system that doesn’t understand them, then it succeeds.
While a terrific and engaging story complete with a fantastic and energetic soundtrack, it’s O’Dowd’s presence that breathes life into each scene. It’s fun and silly with plenty of heart thrown in.