Wrong side of the road

Australia, 1981

Film
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Provides an insight into what it’s like to be young and black in Australia by introducing two rock bands “No Fixed Address” and “Us Mob” and following them through two days on the road. The film is punctuated by run-ins between the young musicians and white authority. “Wrong side of the road” shows a courageous minority standing up to a racist society, the close relationship within the black community and the respect given to women within this community.

Credits

director

Ned Lander

co-producer

Graeme Isaac

Ned Lander

production company

Australian Film Commission

Inma Productions

Language

English

Duration

01:18:22:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

34314

Subject categories

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Music

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Treatment

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Urban residence

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Youth

Aboriginal Australia → Racism - Australia

Drama

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Minorities

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Racism - Australia

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Australia

Music & Performing Arts → Bands (Music)

Music & Performing Arts → No Fixed Address (Musical group)

Music & Performing Arts → Rock music

Music & Performing Arts → Us Mob (Musical group)

People → No Fixed Address (Musical group)

People → Us Mob (Musical group)

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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