1993, 55 Minutes
Kev Carmody is a prolific songwriter and musician with a great sense of humour. He has performed with Paul Kelly and Billy Bragg, both of whom appear in this film.
When Kev released his first album, Pillars of Society, in 1989, music magazine Rolling Stone described it as "the best album ever released by an Aborigine and arguably the best protest album ever made in Australia". Kev was propelled onto the national stage as a voice of protest for black Australia.
This film looks at Kev up close - cattle mustering in southern Queensland, making music in suburban Sydney and playing Long Bay Jail.
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.
Producers: Ned Lander, Rachel Perkins (Producers); Jenny Day (Co-producer)
Writer/Director: Trevor Graham
Running Time: 55 Minutes
Classification: Exempt from classification
Curriculum Links: Australian History; Indigenous Studies; Australian Curriculum English K–10 Syllabus, Stage 5 - Insights into Aboriginal experiences in Australia; SOSE/HSIE; Music; Performing Arts; English; Justice/Legal Studies.
Featured People: Kev Carmody