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form y Redfern Now series - publisher   film/TV  
Note: In collaboration with British screenwriter Jimmy McGovern. Note: Adrian Wills is credited as Adrian Russell Wills.
Redfern Now Issue Details: First known date: 2012... 2012
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Redfern Now is 'the first contemporary TV drama series written, directed and produced by Indigenous Australians.'

Source: ABC Television website.

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  • Other formats: also available in video recording

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form y Pretty Boy Blue Steven McGregor , Australia : ABC Television Blackfella Films , 2012 6037468 2012 single work film/TV

'Aaron Davis is a proud Indigenous policeman: proud of the community in which he works, and very proud of his daughter Robyn and his three-year-old granddaughter Donna.

'It's early morning, and Aaron does his usual boxing training with local kids, and the only thing to mar the day is that he is being taunted by young troublemaker Lenny.

'Late that day as Aaron is finishing up at the station Lenny is brought in yelling abuse. Lenny's been in a bad fight and Aaron is about to call for a doctor. But he stops when Lenny's taunting pushes him too far, and so when Lenny calls out from the cell in pain, Aaron ignores him.

'But Lenny's cries suddenly stop and Aaron realises that something is terribly wrong. He rushes to help, but it's too late — Lenny is dead. And so Aaron's nightmare begins.

'As word of the death spreads, Lenny's brother tries to cause trouble but he and his young friends are held back, talked around by family and community. Lenny's mother, Aunty Mona, asks Aaron whether her boy suffered. Aaron lies and tells her no.

'But when Lenny's family is shown the cell surveillance tapes, Aaron has to find the courage to go and tell Aunty Mona the truth.'

Source: Australian Television Information Archive. (Sighted: 11/6/2013)

Australia : ABC Television Blackfella Films , 2012

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— Appears in: The Conversation , 9 June 2016;
'One of the things I love about my culture is the sense of magic within it. Everything was created from some greater power, and I can see why elders worry that our young people are losing that sense of magic, of wonder, within the oldest living culture in the world. ...'
Ethnic Diversity on Australian TV : Are We Finally Ready for Colour on Our Screens? Karl Quinn , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: Brisbane Times , 14 May 2016;
'If you were judging the state of Australian television by last Sunday's Logies, you might reasonably conclude that when it comes to on screen diversity – of the ethnic variety, at least – we're not doing too badly. ...'
Elite Indigenous Masculinity in Textual Representations of Aboriginal Service in the Vietnam War Noah Riseman , 2016 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , February vol. 40 no. 1 2016; (p. 32-44)

'This article analyses three texts that feature Aboriginal soldiers or veterans of the Vietnam War as protagonists: the novel Not Quite Men, No Longer Boys (1999), the play Seems Like Yesterday (2001) and the Redfern Now television episode “The Dogs of War” (2013). In all three texts, military service in Vietnam inculcates among the protagonists sentiments constitutive of what Brendan Hokowhitu refers to as elite Indigenous masculinity—the mimicry and appropriation of white hegemonic masculinity. Constructing themselves as elite Indigenous males allows the Aboriginal soldiers/veterans to position themselves as superior to “other” Aboriginal males. Through the course of the texts, though, the protagonists come to realise that elite Indigenous masculinity is a myth because civilian (white) Australia will continue to judge them the same as other Aboriginal men. Through encounters with other Aboriginal men, the Aboriginal soldiers/veterans are able to reconceptualise their own masculinities and to accept the legitimacy of multiple Aboriginal masculinities.'

Source: Abstract.

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— Appears in: The Advertiser , 16 May 2015; (p. 50)
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— Appears in: Daily Review , 16 December 2014;
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— Appears in: Sunday Canberra Times , 28 October 2012; (p. 27)

— Review of Redfern Now Jon Bell Adrian Wills Steven McGregor Danielle Maclean Michelle Blanchard Wayne Blair 2012 series - publisher film/TV
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— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 28 October 2012; (p. 24)

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— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 27 - 28 October 2012; (p. 26-27)

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— Appears in: The Australian , 31 October 2012; (p. 19)

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— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 15 December 2010; (p. 5)
Indigenous Drama to be Championed by ABC Michael Bodey , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 23 September 2010; (p. 4)
Indigenous Shows Are a 'Landmark' in Local TV Amanda Meade , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 11 June 2012; (p. 26)
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Reel Time Michael Bodey , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 20 June 2012; (p. 17)
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