From little things big things grow: Kev Carmody, singer (A)

Australia, 1993

Film First Peoples stories

Episode of Series “Blood brothers (A)”.
Interspersed with video clips from his protest album “Pillars of society” Kev Carmody talks about his life and music. Born in Goronba, Queensland, on a cattle station, the son of an Irish stockman and his Aboriginal wife, Carmody spent his early years living off the land, but absorbing western culture through the ABC and old records. Taken away from his parents at the age of ten, he was put in a Christian school and sent home twice a year. After several years working at various menial jobs, whilst developing his music he eventually gained a Ph.D in Australian history, using oral material and methods rather than a written thesis. A fascinating portrait of a committed man.

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director

Trevor Graham

co-producer

Rachel Perkins

Ned Lander

production company

City Pictures

Duration

00:53:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1993

Appears in

Blood brothers (A)

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Blood brothers (A)

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ACMI Identifier

304169

Language

English

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

MOV file ProRes4444; Digital Preservation Master - overscan

MOV file ProRes4444; Digital Preservation Master - presentation

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

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