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Issue Details: First known date: 2002... 2002 Stranger in My Skin
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'Ray Cotti was born to Aboriginal parents but adopted at a young age by a Swiss German family in Sydney. Growing up in a European culture, he thought of himself as white. Then at the age of eight, Ray was removed from his adoptive family and, after living in a series of institutions, placed in foster care. By the time he was in his teens, confusion about his identity was taking a devastating toll. This is a portrait of a young man on a journey of self-discovery, searching for his origins. Now an active member of an Indigenous community with a family of his own, he has found a sense of belonging. His journey is far from over but Ray Cotti is finally at home in his own skin.'

Source: (Sighted: 28/02/2008).




Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Lindfield, Chatswood - Gordon - Castlecrag area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Film Australia , 2002 .
      Extent: 26 min.p.
      • A Film Australia National Interest Program in association with Macumba Media Enterprises. Produced with the support of the National Council for the Centenary of Federation and in association with SBS Independent.
      Series: Everyday Brave series - publisher

      'Everyday Brave profiles Indigenous Australians who have fought daily battles against discrimination, apathy and ignorance to make a real difference.

      They come from across the country, bush and city, mission and coastal town. Highly regarded within their own communities, they have remained largely unknown to the mainstream until now. Although their achievements spread across the fields of arts, commerce, education, health and politics, all these people are defined by their unwavering commitment to Australia's Indigenous peoples and the promotion of Indigenous rights, culture and identity.

      In six half-hour episodes, a team of Indigenous and non-Indigenous filmmakers introduces us to some remarkable individuals. Each has made a significant contribution to society at large and to their people in particular.

      Their stories tell of lives marked by long struggles and hardship, lightened by joy and humour. In this series, they recall their beginnings, ambitions, frustrations and the changes they have helped create. They share with us their unique perspectives and their ideas for the future.' Source: (Sighted 28/2/08)

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