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Issue Details: First known date: 2017... 2017 Rosalie, Marcia and Jedda
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'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.'



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    Producer: Leona Hameed, Beverley Wang.

    Sound Engineer: Matthew Crawford.

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