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Filmmaker Edoardo Crismani and his mother Barbara embark on a quest to find out her father Joe Murray’s country. Joe was an Aboriginal boxer and vaudevillian who was also known as “The Black Panther” in the boxing ring. He never revealed where he came from and the family feel that now is the time to find out. Together, mother and son journey across the land to libraries, researchers and Aboriginal elders with the hope of shedding light on Joe’s life and finding their connections. This is a personal story about courage and the talents of a famous lightweight boxer and vaudevillian who is unknown by history. It is also a story of the impact that Australia’s race relations have upon a family through two generations, and how to connect back and allow future generations to carry the torch forward proudly.

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Edoardo Crismani  Allan Collins
Edoardo Crismani
Tom Zubrycki
Dir. of Photography
Allan Collins
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Jotz Productions Pty Ltd
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Ronin Films
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Jotz Productions Pty Ltd

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