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

Australia, 1993

Film
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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.

Credits

director

Trevor Graham

co-producer

Rachel Perkins

Ned Lander

production company

City Pictures

Language

English

Duration

00:53:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

38896

Subject categories

Animation

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Aboriginal Australians - Social conditions

Music & Performing Arts → Carmody, Kevin

Music & Performing Arts → Music - Australia

Music & Performing Arts → Musicians - Australia

People → Carmody, Kevin

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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