Kiribati? Here We Are


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1980, 52 Minutes

On 12 July 1979 the Gilbert Islands in the central Pacific gained independence from British rule. The country then became known as Kiribati.

This film shows the lifestyle of the people of these 33 islands, their history and culture, the natural resources and the effects of colonialism, World War Two, nuclear testing and foreign industry. It also records the celebrations that took place at this important moment in the country’s history and looks to the nation’s future.

Produced for the Government of the Republic of Kiribati by Film Australia and the Australian Development Assistance Bureau. © 2011 National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.


Writer/Director: John Shaw

Featured People: Reverend Bernard Thorogood, Princess Anne (Great Britain)

Year: 1980

Running Time: 52 Minutes

Classification: Exempt from classification

Curriculum Links: Cultural Studies, Colonialism and Post-Colonialism, Environmental Health, International Relations, Pacific Studies, Philosophy and Ethics, SOSE/HSIE.


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SKU 197810400
Brand Film Australia

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