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In 1988 a delegation of Aboriginal people from Tasmania went to Libya to change the focus of Aboriginal Affairs in Australia. This is their story. With the 1988 Bicentenary celebrations looming, the National Aboriginal Movement in Australia was facing desperate times. For some of the mob, from Tasmania at least, something had to be done. This documentary is an insightful look at that time when a group of Aboriginal people sought help from the Libyan Government. Their action shocked and panicked both the Australian Government and the wider community. Fourteen years on, Darlene Mansell and Jim Everett, two members of that delegation, tell their side of the story. From the Message Stick series.

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Crew

Director
Rima Tamou
Writers
Jim Everett
Producer
Pauline Clague

Production Details

Production Completion
2003

Sales

International Sales
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Selected Awards & Festivals

  • ImagineNATIVE
    (2002)