First citizen: Albert Namatjira

Australia, 1988

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First Citizen charts the life of aboriginal painter, Albert Namatjira. Born in 1902, Albert Namatjira rose to star status through the acceptance of his art by white Australia in the 1950s. As a result, he was awarded Australian citizenship in 1958. What followed was an often tragic life, caught between white Australian and Aboriginal cultures.

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director

John Tristram

co-producer

I. James Wilson

John Tristram

production company

Juniper Films

Duration

00:55:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1988

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