Where black Americans turned to the blues, Aboriginal Australians found inspiration in country and western and created a style of their own. From the bush to the city, Aboriginal people have used country music to tell their stories of life and the struggle for justice. Featuring rare recordings, archival images and first-hand interviews with the singers and songwriters, Buried Country traces six decades of this rich tradition. What emerges is not only a poignant record of Indigenous Australia, but also a celebration of how music can lift the human spirit.
2000, 75 Minutes
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A Film Australia National Interest Program. Produced in association with SBS Independent. © 2011 National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.
Web Link: Buried Country - THE STORY OF ABORIGINAL COUNTRY MUSIC