In 1971, two pieces of legislation were introduced into Queensland state law. The Queensland Aborigines Act, and the Torres Strait Islanders Act, which made the oppression of Black People in Queensland legal.
In a country that claims to be against apartheid in South Africa, we have a separate law governing Black People.
In 1982, the Queensland government brought down the Commonwealth Games Act in an attempt to prevent Black People from using the Brisbane-held Commonwealth Games to voice their opposition to white oppression.
It was in this atmosphere of state-generated terror and threatened violence from the Australian Army and the Queensland police that the following events took place.....
WE FIGHT (Guniwaya Ngigu)
A film by the Black Film Unit
(Maureen Watson, Tiga Bayles, Johnny Bayles, and Madeline McGrady)
Produced by: Maureen Watson, Tiga Bayles and Madeline McGrady
Director (editing): Madeline McGrady and Tracey Moffatt
Music by No Fixed Address, Bapu Mamoos, Kuckles
Didgeridoo played by Michael Bayles
Cinematographer: Fabio Cavadini
Location Sound: Russ Hermann
Additional Camera: Mike Thompson
Additional Sound: Johnny Bayles
Film Editor: Paul Healy
Assistant Editor: Tracey Moffatt
Sound Editor: Paul Healy
Sound Mixer: Gethin Creagh
Line Producer (post): Paul Healy
Negative Matching: Miriam Cortes
Laboratory Liaison: Brian Geraghty
Laboratory: Colorfilm Pty. Ltd.
16mm / 61 minutes / Brisbane 1982