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A feature documentary about opera singer Tiriki Onus who finds a 70-year-old silent film believed to be made by his grandfather, Aboriginal leader and filmmaker Bill Onus. As Tiriki travels across the continent and pieces together clues to the film’s origins, he discovers more about Bill, his fight for Aboriginal rights and the price he paid for speaking out.

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Alec Morgan  Tiriki Onus
Alec Morgan  Tiriki Onus
Tom Zubrycki
Executive Producers
Sue Maslin
Dir. of Photography
Kathryn Milliss  Richard Kickbush
Tiriki Onus
Production Completion
Production Company
Jotz Productions Pty Ltd  Ablaze Productions
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