Two songs by Dougie Young

Australia, 1979

Film
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An original recording of aboriginal singer Dougie Young singing two of his songs has been used as the basis of an animated film which attempts to draw the attention of whites to contemporary aboriginal issues. “They say it’s a crime” describes an Aboriginals encounter with white law, “The land where the crow flies backwards” describes a displaced aboriginal culture.

Credits

director

Michael Buckley

producer

John Bird

production company

Swinburne Institute of Technology. Film and Television School

Language

English

Duration

00:07:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

31482

Subject categories

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australian singers

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Attitudes

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Civil rights

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Ethnic identity

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Music

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Treatment

Amateur & Student Films

Animation

Animation → Animated films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Aboriginal Australians - Social conditions

Music & Performing Arts → Aboriginal Australian singers

Music & Performing Arts → Aboriginal Australians - Music

Music & Performing Arts → Rock music

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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