form y Dust single work   film/TV  
Issue Details: First known date: 1999 1999
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Deep within the cotton country way out west, a convoy of cars throw a dust trail into the dark sky. Leroy, angry with the world for hating his black skin, drives his mother and best mate to weed the back-breaking rows of the cotton fields. They are joined by two white teenagers with their own troubles. While tensions between the two groups emerge during the heat of the day, the huge dust storm will bring them together in a way none of them could have imagined.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 1999
    • Extent: 25 min. ; colourp.
      Series: form y On Wheels Australian Film Commission. Indigenous Branch (publisher), 2000 Z1589273 2000 series - publisher film/TV 'Films developed and produced in association with the Indigenous Branch of the Australian Film Commission.' (Source: Dreaming in Motion: Celebrating Australia's Indigenous Filmmakers, 2007, p68) form y Unfinished Business: Reconciling the Nation SBS Television (publisher), Australia : SBS Television , 2000 Z1719526 2000 series - publisher film/TV

      Unfinished Business: Reconciling the Nation is a landmark in Australian television history being the first time that an Australian network had devoted a season to the stolen generations and reconciliation. The series, which showcases the work of Indigenous filmmakers, represented a huge financial investment for SBS, costing more than $1 million to produce. The genesis for the series was the growing numbers of Indigenous film makers around Australia wanting to tell their own stories. Brigit Ikin, then Manager of SBS Independent, notes in a 2000 interview with Rebecca Lancashire that SBSI received numerous proposals for films about stolen children and reconciliation over the period 1998 to 1999. 'It seemed too important to just show one or two so we started commissioning,' she said. The short films selected were subsequently screened on SBS Television between 25 May and 3 June 2000.

Awards

2004 winner The Kate Challis RAKA Award Script Writing
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