1988, 54 Minutes.
An observational documentary which looks at Sydney’s first community Aboriginal radio station, 88.9 Radio Redfern. Set against a backdrop of contemporary Aboriginal music, 88.9 Radio Redfern offers a special and rare exploration of the people, attitudes and philosophies behind the lead up to a different type of celebration of Australia’s Bicentennial Year. Throughout 1988, 88.9 Radio Redfern became an important focal point for communication and solidarity within the Aboriginal community. The film reveals how urban blacks are adapting social structures such as the mass media to serve their needs.
A Film Australia National Interest Program. © 2011 National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.
Directors: Sharon Bell, Geoff Burton
Running Time: 54 Minutes
Featured People: Michael Bayles, Mac Silva, Chris Kirkbright, Cheryl Rose, Tiga Bayles, Freddie Reynolds, Linda Burney, Millie Ingram, Anne Grey, Maureen Watson, Brenda Croft, Oodgeroo Noonuccal, Lisa Kinchela
Classification: Exempt from classification
Curriculum links: NSW Curriculum Stages 4, 5 and 6 Aboriginal Studies; Communications; Music; English; Media Studies; Radio; SOSE/HSIE.
Search Keywords: Aboriginal, Aborigines, Indigenous, land rights, native title, bicentennial, Bicentenary, culture, communications, broadcasting, radio, protests, demonstrations, activism, activists, invasion day, survival day.