First born: the life and times of Jack Davis (A)

Australia, 1987

Film
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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.

Credits

producer/director

Rene Roelofs

production company

BBC Bookmark

Zest Films

Language

English

Duration

00:50:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

35651

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Literature → Authors, Australian

Literature → Davis, Jack, 1917-

Literature → Literature

People → Davis, Jack, 1917-

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

MPEG-1 Digital File - 2MB Rate; Copy

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