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The Screen Guide

Since the Tasmanian Aborigines were declared extinct in 1876 the survivors have lived with the denial of their existence. Their search for ancestral graves on tiny Flinders Island, the site of a disastrous colonial experiment, prompts a new assessment of white racism and black resistance. In exploring the cultural renaissance in Tasmania and challenging the notion that 'only black-skinned people are real Aborigines' the film relates to many post-colonial societies.

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Crew

Director
Steve Thomas
Writers
Steve Thomas
Producer
John Moore  Steve Thomas
Executive Producers
Beth McRae

Production Details

Genre
History and national identity
Production Company
Open Channel Co-operative Ltd

Sales

International Sales
Alliance Atlantis Television Distribution

Selected Awards & Festivals

  • Message Sticks Indigenous Film Festival
    (2013)
  • Würzburg Film Festival
    (1994)
  • St Petersburg Internnational Film Festival "Festival of Festivals"
    (1994)
  • Singapore International Film Festival
    (1993)
  • Human Rights Watch Film Festival
    (1993)
  • Dendy Awards for Australian Short Films
    (1993)
  • Australian Teachers Of Media Inc
    (1993)