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A hard-hitting and necessary film, looks at the world’s oldest living culture in a way that’s never been seen before. Traditional owner of the Uluru lands and former Indigenous Person of the Year, Bob Randall, acts as our guide, explaining to us why Indigenous people are now struggling in a modern world and what needs to be done for Indigenous people to progress. It is a film of great beauty and insight, offering an accessible account of what has happened to Indigenous Australians since the arrival of the white man. A story told without bitterness and invites all Australians to work together to understand, acknowledge and redress the wrongs of the past so that we all learn from each other in developing respect and understanding of our different cultures.

After graduating with an honours degree in economics from UNSW and working in the corporate finance division of Macquarie Bank, Melanie Hogan decided to leave the bank in 2000 and studied at the New York Film Academy and NIDA (Directing) in 2001. Upon leaving NIDA she directed a short film, which was shown at the LA Film Festival. After a few months in television Melanie went to assist the film director, Shekhar Kapur (Elizabeth, Bandit Queen) in London.

Australia / 2006 / 53 min / video / colour

Director : Melanie Hogan