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The year is 1956 and Aboriginal Australians are not allowed to swim in public swimming pools. A fair-skinned Aboriginal girl who passes off as white goes to the local pool. A film about identity.

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Darlene Johnson
Darlene Johnson
Antonia Barnard
Executive Producers
Franco di Chiera
Dir. of Photography
Kim Batterham
Liz Goldfinch


Stephen Blair - Megan Drury - Tessa Leahy - David Page - Jie Pittman - Carrie Prosser - Gary Sweet

Production Details

Production Completion
History and national identity
Production Company
Unthank Films Pty Ltd

Selected Awards & Festivals

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