Link-up diary

Australia, 1987

Film
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An extraordinary personal journey into the experience of being black in a powerful white society. “Link-up Diary” is a film about the consequences of New South Wales long term practice of taking Aboriginal children away from their parents and raising them in “white” environments. In following the reunification, after many years, of several families in Sydney, during one week of 1986, the filmmaker adopts a diary format which does not attempt to disguise awareness of the camera’s presence. This awareness becomes part of the film’s subject.

Credits

production company

AIAS Film Unit

producer/director

David MacDougall

Duration

01:23:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1987

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

300555

Language

English

Audience classification

Exempt

Subject categories

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Adoption

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Children

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Removal

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

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

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

MPEG-1 Digital File - 2MB Rate; Copy

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