Who killed Malcolm Smith? (A)

Australia, 1992

Film
Please note

Sorry, we don't have images or video for this item.

On December 29, 1982 Malcolm Smith finally killed himself in prison, after a series of attempts at suicide or self-mutilation. Richard Frankland, a commissioner for the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody revisits friends and family to find out, not only the specific events, unique to Malcolm’s case, which led to his death, but also the more general issues which apply to all Aboriginals in custody, namely the application of penalties, which are out of all proportion to the crime and the removal of juveniles from their homes.

Credits

co-producers/directors

Caroline Sherwood

Nicholas Adler

production company

Film Australia

Titus Films

Language

English

Duration

00:50:00:00

Colour

Colour

Appears in

Constellation

Black documentary and truth telling

Essie Coffey was a trailblazer of Indigenous filmmaking, being the first Aboriginal woman to direct a documentary. The film spotlights the outspoken voice Coffey utilised to convey the realities faced by Aboriginal people and to encourage resistance to assimilation.

Explore

Collected

12 times

Please note: this archive is an ongoing body of work. Sometimes the credit information (director, year etc) isn’t available so these fields may be left blank; we are progressively filling these in with further research.

Cite this work on Wikipedia

If you would like to cite this item, please use the following template: {{cite web |url=https://acmi.net.au/works/82264--who-killed-malcolm-smith-a/ |title=Who killed Malcolm Smith? (A) |author=Australian Centre for the Moving Image |access-date=16 April 2021 |publisher=Australian Centre for the Moving Image}}