Looky Looky Here Comes Cooky: Special Preview Screening (2020)

  • Feature
  • Documentary, Music
  • 52min
  • Directed by Steven McGregor
  • English
  • Australia
  • World Premiere
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ONLY AVAILABLE TO WATCH: Sunday 16 August, 7pm AEST

Headlined by everyone’s favourite ‘Faboriginal’, MIFF Ambassador Steven Oliver, this film invites you to experience the Captain Cook story through First Nations eyes and the music of Indigenous singers and performers.

White Australia remembers and memorialises Captain James Cook as a heroic, fearless explorer who discovered the nation. For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples – and, indeed, many First Nations communities around the globe – Cook’s arrival marked the beginning of colonisation, genocide and the attempt by settlers to completely destroy their cultures. Looky Looky Here Comes Cooky sets out to put the Cook record straight, responding to the 250th anniversary of his landing by reimagining through songline what the arrival of the HMB Endeavour looked like to the continent’s sovereign inhabitants.

Helmed by Mystery Road TV series co-writer and Servant or Slave (MIFF 2016) and Croker Island Exodus (MIFF 2012) director Steven McGregor, and filled with powerful performances from artists like Alice Skye, Mo’Ju, Trials and Birdz, Looky Looky Here Comes Cooky is a rallying cry of resistance, survival and the power of connection to country.

Director

Steven McGregor

Producer

Steve Thomas

Producer

Kathryn Symmons

Producer

Danielle MacLean

Producer

Anna Grieve

Executive Producer

Craig Dow Sainter

Screenwriter

Danielle MacLean

Screenwriter

Steven McGregor

Screenwriter

Steven Oliver

Cinematographer

Eric Murray Lui

Cinematographer

Leuke Marriot

Editor

Bill Murphy

Composer

Fred Leone

Composer

Mo'Ju

Composer

Alice Skye

Composer

Kev Carmody

Composer

Paul Carmody

Composer

Mau Power

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