BLACKBIRD is an award-winning short narrative film inspired by the history of Australia’s sugar slaves, written and directed by Australian-Solomon Islander filmmaker Amie Batalibasi.

To watch BLACKBIRD via online streaming (for private viewing) or DVD (for educational use, community screenings & a variety of uses) read below.

We invite you to share viewing links with your family, community, school, friends and colleagues to help us create awareness around a history that has remained largely under-acknowledged and unknown for more than 150 years.

BLACKBIRD Facebook Page


Vimeo OnDemand (available internationally):

Kanopy (Universities in Australia, International Libraries, Universities & Tertiary Level Institutions):

SBS OnDemand (Australia only – link expires 28 Feb 2020):

UPCOMING Broadcast: ABC International Asia Pacific broadcast, 8th August 2020, details: CLICK HERE

Blackbird from Ronin Films on Vimeo.

DVD for private, educational & community screenings

The BLACKBIRD DVD is available through Ronin Films : (prices vary according to use)

Streaming and Downloads of Ronin titles through DVD and Vimeo-on-Demand are for private home use only.

For use by educational institutions or for public screenings (whether commercial or non-commercial), please contact Ronin Films on or (02) 6248 0851.