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The Screen Guide

This is the true story of Malcolm Charles Smith who, like many Aboriginal people, was taken from his family as a child and died a shocking and early death after a life of institutionalisation and deprivation. In this documentary Richard Frankland, who helped investigate his death for the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody, revisits Smith's friends and family who tell the story of Malcolm's life and death.

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Crew

Director
Nicholas Adler  Caroline Sherwood
Writers
Caroline Sherwood  Richard Frankland
Producer
Sharon Connolly
Executive Producers
Ron Saunders
Dir. of Photography:
Nicholas Adler

Cast

Cast
Richard Franklin (narrator)

Production Details

Genre
History and national identity
Production Company
Film Australia Limited  Titus Films Pty Ltd

Sales & Releases

Australian Sales
National Film and Sound Archive of Australia
International Sales
National Film and Sound Archive of Australia

Selected Awards & Festivals

  • Basically Black Film Festival
    (1995)
  • Australian Film Institute
    (1993)
  • Aboriginality - Berlin
    (1993)