NFSA Restores: ESSIE COFFEE: MY SURVIVAL AS AN ABORIGINAL
Thu 31 May 1pm | Arc Cinema | All tickets $5
1978|MA |50 mins | Australia |D: Essie Coffey
The first documentary directed by an Indigenous woman. Respected Murruwarri activist Essie Coffey invites filmmakers and audiences into her family and community of Brewarrina in north-west NSW to fight for country and culture.
For web: Essie Coffey (1941-1998) was a Muruwari woman born near Goodooga, NSW. She was the co-founder of the Western Aboriginal Legal Service and an inaugural member of the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation.