'Back in 1955 Rosalie Kunoth-Monks and Robert Tudawali starred in Jedda.
'It was the first film in Australian history to feature actual Indigenous actors in the leading roles.
'Kunoth-Monks played the central character of Jedda, and the film broke new ground in terms of representation.
'But the film's depiction of Indigenous Australians — drawing on romanticised stereotypes — is also problematic.
'Professor Marcia Langton played the character of Jedda in Night Cries, a 1989 response to the original film.
'Langton and Kunoth-Monks talk to It's Not A Race to discuss the legacy of the film, and their experiences playing the iconic character of Jedda.'
Producer: Leona Hameed, Beverley Wang.
Sound Engineer: Matthew Crawford.