1993, Total Running Time 4 x 55 Minutes
Four extraordinary stories of Aboriginal Australia are told in this acclaimed series from producers/directors Ned Lander and Rachel Perkins.
Blood Brothers documents and dramatises important Indigenous stories that have a personal focus. It recounts the lives of an outspoken civil rights leader, an influential musician and songwriter, a man sentenced for a crime he says he didn't commit and a law man and elder who introduces us to his community's fire ceremony. Through these real-life experiences, the series examines the oppression, resistance and survival of the Aboriginal people and shows what Aboriginality - both contemporary and traditional - is all about.
EPISODES [NB Each episode can also be bought separately.]
Broken English Arrernte elder Rupert Max Stuart tells his side of the story about how he was sentenced to death for a crime he says he didn’t commit.
Freedom Ride Explores the life of outspoken leader Charles Perkins and the development of the 1960s civil rights movement in Australia.
From Little Things, Big Things Grow Tells the story of influential musician and songwriter Kev Carmody.
Blood Brothers: A Warlpiri Fire Ceremony Law man Darby Jampinjimpa Ross and other Warlpiri elders introduce us to their community’s fire ceremony.
Produced by City Pictures in association with SBS Indigenous Unit. Made with the participation of the Australian Film Finance Corporation. Developed with the assistance of the NSW Film and Television Office. Distributed by the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.
Ned Lander, Rachel Perkins (Producers); Jenny Day (Co-producer)
Directors: Ned Lander, Rachel Perkins, Trevor Graham
Writers: Ned Lander, Rachel Perkins, Trevor Graham, Marcia Langton
Running Time: 220 Minutes (4 x 55 Minutes)
Classification: Exempt from classification
Curriculum Links: Australian History; NSW History Stage 5, Topic 7 'People Power and Politics in the Post-war Period'; Indigenous Studies; SOSE; English; Law; Justice/Legal Studies; Conflict Resolution; Music; Performing &Visual Arts.
Featured People: Charles Perkins; Darby Jampinjimpa Ross; Kev Carmody; Rupert Max Stuart