Broken English

Australia, 1993

Film First Nations
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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 indigenous Australian man, 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.

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