My survival as an Aboriginal

Australia, 1978

Film

After being forced from their tribal grounds, the Murrowarri were dumped onto a tiny reserve on the fringe of a white town. In this film Essie Coffey, black activist and musician, shows the conflicts of living as an Aboriginal under white domination. This film is part of her effort to make her community proud of their black identity while struggling to survive.

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Collection

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Previously on display

22 April 2019

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Credits

producer

Alec Morgan

Martha Ansara

producer/director

Essie Coffey

production company

Goodgabah Productions

Duration

00:49:05:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1978

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

017768

Language

English

Audience classification

Mediatheque - all ages (ACMI classified)

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

DVD [PAL]; Preservation Print (Section 5)

Wikidata

Q19875981

Collected

3 times

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