Indigenous Australia is deadly – and Leah Purcell shows it (Documentary review)

Phillips, Sandra R. (2014) Indigenous Australia is deadly – and Leah Purcell shows it (Documentary review). The Conversation, July(11).

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Abstract

Urban skyline, as seen from inside a medium-density apartment block, opens Australian director Leah Purcell’s Who We Are: Brave New Clan (2014), which was broadcast on Foxtel’s Bio Channel last night.

The one-off documentary – which deserves another run – follows the lives of six Indigenous Australians (not connected in real life but our “clan” for the sake of the documentary). Does it work? Oh yes...

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ID Code: 82959
Item Type: Review
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Documentary, Indigenous filmakers, Indigenous stories
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > FILM TELEVISION AND DIGITAL MEDIA (190200) > Film and Television (190204)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > CULTURAL STUDIES (200200) > Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Studies (200201)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
Deposited On: 30 Mar 2015 22:50
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2015 22:50

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