A scene from the documentary 'Another Country'

  Australia's aboriginal people have struggled to preserve their own culture and identity while adapting to the changes wrought by the modern world.

It's this struggle that is the subject of "Another Country," a documentary about the community of Ramingining in Australia's remote Northern Territory. Ramingining is the hometown of narrator David Gulpilil, one of Australia's best-known indigenous actors, and serves as a microcosm for the challenges in bridging the divide between the modern world and traditional societies.

Among the problems: how are people to participate in a market economy when their culture teaches them personal possessions are to be shared?

On this special edition of Global Journalist, guest host Joshua Kranzberg explores the "interruption" of Australia's indigenous culture with "Another Country" director Molly Reynolds.

Indigenous land rights in Australia

Nov 20, 2014
Mark Baker / AP Photo

Throughout the world, indigenous people are fighting for the right to reclaim land they lost due to European territorial expansion, colonialism, or to other means. One place where this debate has been ongoing is Australia. There, Aboriginal peoples and other indigenous people have fought for years to advance their native land claims — with resistance from the government and mining and energy companies. This week on Global Journalist, we’ll talk about some other land disputes between Aboriginal peoples and Australia’s federal & provincial governments. Our guests:

How conservatives won Australia's election

Sep 13, 2013
Rick Rycroft / AP Photo

The conservative party won national elections in Australia this week. The coalition led by Tony Abbott unseated the Labor party, which held power for 6 years.