Wik Vs Queensland
The day Wik won the battle but lost the war.
A BACON FACTORY FILMS, BENT3LAND, AND FRESHWATER PICTURES PRODUCTION.
DEVELOPED AND PRODUCED WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF SCREEN QUEENSLAND AND NATIONAL INDIGENOUS TELEVISION. PRINCIPAL FUNDING FROM SCREEN AUSTRALIA
PRODUCED BY HELEN MORRISON
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY DEAN GIBSON
EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY TRISH LAKE
This landmark feature documentary surrounds the historical court decision in 1996 by the High Court of Australia, granting native title to the Wik People of Cape York, and the demonisation that followed at the hands of politicians and media.
With unique access to the key players of that moment in history, and featuring never-before seen footage of the (then) young Noel Pearson and Marcia Langton, Wik Vs Queensland tells a very personal story set against the backdrop of a tumultuous time in Queensland’s history.