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Where African-Americans turned to the blues, Aboriginal Australians found inspiration in country and western and created a style of their own. From the bush to the city, Aboriginal people have used country music to tell their stories of life and the struggle for justice. Featuring rare recordings, archival images and first-hand interviews with the singers and songwriters, BURIED COUNTRY traces six decades of this rich tradition. What emerges is not only a poignant record of Indigenous Australia, but also a celebration of how music can lift the human spirit.

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Andy Nehl
Andy Nehl  Clinton Walker
Liz Watts
Executive Producers
Mark Hamlyn
Dir. of Photography
Warwick Thornton


Kev Carmody (Narrator)

Production Details

Production Completion
Art and culture
Production Company
Film Australia Limited

Selected Awards & Festivals

  • Mumbai International Film Festival for Documentary, Short & Animation Films
  • Singapore International Film Festival
  • London Australian Film Festival
  • FIPA - Cannes
  • EthnoFilmfest Berlin
  • Arizona International Film Festival
  • Hawaii International Film Festival