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The Redfern Story2014. Australia. 57 min.
Director: Darlene Johnson Featuring: Gary Foley, Bindi Williams, Ernie Dingo, Max Cullen
The Redfern Story documents the efforts of a small group of untrained, but passionate, activists in 1971 when they formed the National Black Theatre, marking the beginning of the fight for equal rights and opportunities for Australia’s aboriginal people. Through activism and theatre, this movement advocated for the indigenous people as a first step toward gaining land rights and better treatment. Formed at a crucial time in Australian political history, it culminated with the establishment of significant aboriginal organizations. The National Black Theatre has left a lasting legacy on national politics, social welfare, and the Australian arts scene. Discussion with director Darlene Johnson and Margo Smith (U.Va.)
Supported by the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection