First born: the life and times of Jack Davis

Australia, 1987

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A portrait of aboriginal spokesman, story writer and distinguished playwright, Jack Davis. Positioned as he is at the end of a long line of oral story tellers and at the beginning of a blossoming written tradition, Jack Davis is unique. Since 1979, he has devoted his life to writing and has been able to combine the rigours of writing with the ever insistent demands of family and aboriginal politics. In 1989 he was granted an artistic endowment award in recognition of his contribution to Australian arts.

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Credits

producer/director

Rene Roelofs

production company

BBC Bookmark

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Duration

00:50:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1987

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

300800

Language

English

Audience classification

G

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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