SBS’s First Contact is the real ‘festering sore’ of the nation

Bond, Chelsea (2014) SBS’s First Contact is the real ‘festering sore’ of the nation. The Conversation, November(21).

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Abstract

The SBS/Blackfella Films production First Contact – that takes six non-Indigenous people and immerses them into Aboriginal Australia for the first time – captured the nation’s attention this week amassing a television audience nearing 1 million viewers, while the program’s Twitter hashtag #FirstContactSBS trended worldwide.

Over the three episodes, we saw the participants get their “first contact” with Aboriginal Australia as they were welcomed into the homes of Aboriginal people in the city and in the bush...

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ID Code: 81964
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Indigenous Australia, racism, race, media representation, television
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Chancellery
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 The Conversation Media Group
Deposited On: 23 Feb 2015 00:06
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2015 00:39

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