Broken English (A)

Australia, 1993

Film
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Episode of Series “Blood brothers (A)”.
In 1958, as a result of a forced confession, an inability to read or write English and the racial intolerance of the police and the community of the time, Rupert Max Stuart, an itinerant, half-caste Aborigine, was sentenced to hang for the rape and murder of a nine year old girl. Using dramatisation, archival film and interviews with those involved, including Stuart himself, this video charts the trial, appeals and subsequent attempts to overthrow the conviction.

Credits

production company

City Pictures

co-producer

Ned Lander

Rachel Perkins

director
Duration

00:55:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1993

Appears in

Blood brothers (A)

Group of items

Blood brothers (A)

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

304168

Language

English

Subject categories

Aboriginal Australia → Racism - Australia

Animation

Animation → Animated films - United States

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Aboriginal Australian prisoners

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Judicial error

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Police - Complaints against

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Racism - Australia

History → Aboriginal Australians - History

History → Australia - History

History → History

People → Stuart, Rupert Maxwell

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

MOV file ProRes4444; Digital Preservation Master - overscan

MPEG-4 Digital File; ACMI Digital Access Copy - overscan

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