Meet the Filmmaker : Annie Pratten

As part of our series of events and talks that showcase and celebrate women’s work, The Women’s Library is pleased to commemorate NAIDOC week by presenting two short films by talented Aboriginal filmmakers.

Join us at Dendy Cinema in Newtown on Tuesday 9 July from 6:00pm for a viewing of Annie Pratten’s  Terra Nullius and To Be Silent written and directed by Tace Stevens. The films will be followed by a discussion with writer and director Annie Pratten.

Tuesday 9 July from 6:00pm

Dendy Cinema, 261-263 King St, Newtown NSW 2042

Limited capacity. Book your tickets at Humanitix

Terra Nullius is a re-release of an acclaimed film from 1992, re-mastered from the original film negatives.

… By telling it impressionistically and poetically, it has a first-hand, raw and unmediated quality that drags you into the little girl’s lonely life, creating a complicity that insists you react in some way. It is haunting in its images and sounds and exceptional in what it succeeds in conveying. It is profound and timeless.

Margo Neale, Senior Indigenous Curator, advisor and historian

To be Silent is a documentary that draws on animation and poetic reenactments to tell Tace’s story of learning to stand her ground.


Join us to enjoy watching these films on the big screen and join in the discussion with Annie Pratten about the themes and truths explored in Terra Nullius.