Friday, June 20, 2008

Coolbaroo Club Film Screening

Direct Action Cinema presents...


7pm Friday 27th June Entry $5

Cheap meal available from 6:30pm

An award-winning documentary about post-war race relations in Australia. For 14 years, from 1946 to 1960, in the city of Perth, Western Australia, the Coolbaroo Club was a meeting place and a community focus for the local Aboriginal community.

A curfew system excluded Aboriginal people from Perth’s CBD after 6pm. Police eagerly enforced this and other Apartheid laws including banning fraternisation between black and white.

The Coolbaroo Club in East Perth became not only an important place where Aboriginal People and their supporters could socialise, it also became a place where they could politically organise as well.

This documentary includes many of the club’s members telling their own stories.

Direct Action Centre
8 Gillingham St Woolloongabba
next to Buranda train and bus stations
p) 3165 7020 m) 0401 586 923 e)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

yes .. great movie ...about our people an good to b seen by the other cultures of how it was in the 50`s for our people getting treated ... we was the first here but still treated like the last to b here ... wots wrong with this world...relax u others an b free spirits ... don try to change us just respect to all