Bran nue dae

Australia, 1991

Film

An inspirational film on the production of the Aboriginal musical ‘Bran Nue Dae’ and the life of Jimmy Chi, its creator. Chi has suffered from schizophrenia since he was a university student but remains undaunted by his illness. ‘Bran Nue Dae’ is largely the work of Chi with the pooled talents of Broome band, Knuckles. The musical is a story of an Aboriginal boy’s flight from the city of Perth to his homeland at Djaridjin. His journey in search of identity, love and security takes us across the state in a blend of rock-opera, road-movie, comedy, song, dance, and romance.

On display until:

ACMI Viewing Booths

22 April 2019

Credits

creator
producer/director

Tom Zubrycki

production company

Bran Nue Dae Productions

Duration

00:55:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1991

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

37380

Language

English

Audience classification

Mediatheque - all ages (ACMI classified)

Subject categories

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australian theater

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Ethnic identity

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Musicals - Production and direction

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Schizophrenia

Music & Performing Arts → Aboriginal Australian theater

Musicals

People → Chi, Jimmy

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

MOV file H264; NFSA Digital Access Copy

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