After Mabo

Director: John Hughes
Year: 1997
Duration: 84 mins

From the perspective of the National Indigenous Working Group on Native Title, After Mabo chronicles the political crisis around native title in Australia during 1996-1997 and the Indigenous response to the Howard Government’s threat to human rights implicit in its proposed amendments to Australia’s Native Title Act.

Production Credit

Writer Director John Hughes, Producers Debra Annear and John Hughes, Executive Producer Richard Frankland, Cinematography Peter Zakharov and John Hughes, Editor Uri Mizrahi.

Produced by Early Works Pty Ltd in association with the former Mirimbiak Nations Aboriginal Corporation (now Native Title Services Victoria for SBS Independent.


  • Winner, Open Craft Award for Visual Design (John Hughes & Uri Mizrahi), AFI Awards 1998.
  • Highly Commended, Best Television Documentary, Human Rights Commission Awards, 1998.

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