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Issue Details: First known date: 2010... 2010 Here I Am
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'Fresh out of prison, beautiful yet complex Karen is a young woman with a burning desire to turn her life around for good. Upon her release from prison she finds herself on the streets with no-one to call for help. Determined to stay on track Karen finds shelter at Temple House - a safe haven for Aboriginal women like herself. With the support of her new family of friends Karen begins the journey of reconnecting with her estranged mother and her young daughter and is soon propelled to face the difficult truth that shame is a powerful force and sometimes the most important person to forgive is yourself.'

Source: 'Young and Old: Connecting Generations'. AIATSIS National Indigenous Studies Conference 2011 (http://www.aiatsis.gov.au/research/conf2011/docs/Program.pdf)

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Seriously Funny : History and Humour in The Sapphires and Other Indigenous Comedies Rose Capp , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Senses of Cinema , July no. 63 2012;
'The Sapphires (Wayne Blair, 2012) opens in an idyllic rural setting. A group of young Aboriginal girls run home across the paddocks in the fading evening light to sing for a gathering of family and friends. But this benign atmosphere rapidly switches to terror as white Australian Government officials arrive on the scene and forcibly remove one of the girls from the Cummeraganja Mission community. It is the late 1960s, and State and Federal Government "child protection" policies allow the removal of so-called "half-caste" Aboriginal children from their families, leaving a devastating and traumatic legacy that the film goes on to address.' (Author's introduction)
The Aboriginal Voice in Baz Luhrmann's Left-Leaning Australia (2008) Bruno Starrs , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Continuum : Journal of Media & Cultural Studies , vol. 26 no. 4 2012; (p. 625-636)
'Arguing that Baz Luhrmann's Australia (2008) is a big-budget, non-independent film espousing a left-leaning political ideology in its non-racist representations of Aborigines on film, this paper suggests the addition of a 'fourth formation' to the 1984 Moore and Muecke model is warranted. According to their theorizing, racist 'first formation' films promote policies of assimilation whereas 'second formation' films avoid overt political statements in favour of more acceptable multicultural liberalism. Moore and Muecke's seemingly ultimate 'third formation films', however, blatantly foreground the director's leftist political dogma in a necessarily low budget, independent production. Australia, on the other hand, is an advance on the third formation because its left-leaning feminized Aboriginal voice is safely backed by a colossal production budget and indicates a transformation in public perceptions of Aboriginal issues. Furthermore, this paper argues that the use of low-cost post-production techniques such as voice-over narration by racially appropriate individuals and the use of diegetic song in Australia work to ensure the positive reception of the left-leaning message regarding the Stolen Generations. With these devices Luhrmann effectively counters the claims of right-wing denialists such as Andrew Bolt and Keith Windschuttle.' (Author's abstract, 625)
Beck's Deadly Feature Debut 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Land Right News , October vol. 1 no. 1 2011; (p. 17)

— Review of Here I Am Beck Cole , 2010 single work film/TV
'The first feature film by Central Australian filmmaker Beck Cole, Here I am, has been rewarded with a bunch of Deadly Award nominations...'
Here I Am to Screen 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , November no. 515 2011; (p. 42)
Finding a Voice Sacha Molitorisz , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 4 December 2011; (p. 6)
Cole's Debut Feature Film a Part of Message Sticks Rachel Scollay , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 20 April no. 499 2011; (p. 6)

— Review of Here I Am Beck Cole , 2010 single work film/TV
Here I Am with a Story of Family Caris Bizzaca , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 21 - 22 May 2011; (p. 10)

— Review of Here I Am Beck Cole , 2010 single work film/TV
Medea in Port Adelaide Sylvia Lawson , 2011 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Inside Story , May 2011; Inside Story , June no. 3 2011; (p. 16)

— Review of Here I Am Beck Cole , 2010 single work film/TV ; Mad Bastards Brendan Fletcher , 2010 single work film/TV
Neither Here or There Leigh Paatsch , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 2 June 2011; (p. 5)

— Review of Here I Am Beck Cole , 2010 single work film/TV
Creativity Interrupted for Director Michael Bodey , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 1 June 2011; (p. 19)

— Review of Here I Am Beck Cole , 2010 single work film/TV
Director's Jailhouse Shock Andrew Taylor , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 8 May 2011; (p. 30)
Shelter from the Cold Nick Galvin , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 13 May 2011; (p. 8)
Marcia Shines in a 5 Star Performance Rhonda Hagan , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: National Indigenous Times , 12 May vol. 10 no. 225 2011; (p. 10)
Gala Opening for Message Sticks 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 18 May no. 501 2011; (p. 15)
Message Sticks 2011 was launched at the Sydney Opera House last Thursday with a gala opening night screening of Beck Cole's debut feature film Here I am.
Lives Ruled by the Past Philippa Hawker , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 2 June 2011; (p. 17)
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