Richard Bell in You Can Go Now! (2022) Madman Entertainment
You Can Go Now! (2022) Madman Entertainment

ACMI & the Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) present

You Can Go Now!

Followed by a discussion with artist Richard Bell

Larissa Behrendt | Australia | 2023 | M

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Tue 7 Mar 2023


50 years of First Nations activism seen through the lens of contemporary artist and provocateur Richard Bell.

You Can Go Now reveals the ‘two Richard Bells’ – ‘Richie’ the provocateur and enfante terrible of the art world who challenges its whiteness, and the Richard who spent his childhood living in a tin shed, learnt his politics on the streets of Redfern and is known in his own community as an activist.

Bell’s polemics and creative outputs provide a lens through which to consider the last 50 years of First Nations activism in Australia and its links to global protest movements.

The documentary weaves archival footage of key moments in the fight for Aboriginal rights in Australia, including the establishment of the Tent Embassy in 1972, with contemporary footage such as Bell crashing the 2019 Venice Biennale in protest of the Australian government.

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