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Wik vs Queensland (2018)

A powerful insight into the High Court's decision to grant native title to the Wik people in 1996, and the dramatic political and cultural fallout that followed.


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Credited cast:
Noel Pearson Noel Pearson ... Himself
Marcia Langton Marcia Langton ... Herself
Walter Sofranoff Walter Sofranoff ... Himself
Phyllis Yunkaporta Phyllis Yunkaporta ... Herself
Adrian Duffy Adrian Duffy ... Himself
Keri Tamwoy Keri Tamwoy ... Herself
Patrick Dodson Patrick Dodson ... Himself
Kerry O'Brien Kerry O'Brien ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Janine Chevathun Janine Chevathun ... Herself
Todd Condie Todd Condie ... Himself
Frankie Deemal Frankie Deemal ... Himself
James Fitzgerald James Fitzgerald ... Himself
Philip Hunter Philip Hunter ... Himself
Maree Kalkeeyorta Maree Kalkeeyorta ... Herself
Fiona Wirrer-George Oochunyung Fiona Wirrer-George Oochunyung ... Herself


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 two (then) young lawyers, Noel Pearson and Marcia Langton, Wik Vs QLD tells a very personal story set against the backdrop of a tumultuous time in Queensland's history.

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The day Wik won the battle but lost the war.



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English | Aboriginal

Release Date:

8 June 2018 (Australia) See more »

Filming Locations:

Aurukun, Queensland, Australia See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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