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Issue Details: First known date: 2004... 2004 Yellow Fella
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Yellow Fella is a portrait of Tom E. Lewis who as a young man in 1978 was chosen by director Fred Schepisi to star in The Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith. The life of the character he played was hauntingly close to his own, a restless young man of mixed heritage, struggling between two cultures to find his own identity.

Tom's mother is an Indigenous woman from southern Arnhem Land who was working as a station hand and cook when she met Tom's father, a Welsh stockman named Hurtle Lewis. Tom's mother refused to marry Hurtle and raised Tom with little knowledge of his real father.

In this beautifully shot and moving film, Tom E. Lewis embarks with his mother on a journey into the outback of the Northern Territory to try to find his father's grave. The journey into his past brings painful memories to Tom and challenges his sense of his own identity, ultimately finding strength in his love for both his white father and his Aboriginal step-father.'
Source : Ronin Films website


  • In English language

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Darwin, Darwin area, Northern Territory,: CAAMA Productions , 2004 .
      Extent: 25 minsp.
      Description: 1 DVD
      • Broadcast on SBS-TV, 10th May 2005.
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      CAAMA Productions ,
      2004-2005 .
      Alternative title: Loved up (Inside Australia - Television program)
      Extent: 25 minsp.
      Description: 1 videodisc (DVD)
      • Other publishers: Film Finance Corporation Australia Limited, Endangered Pictures,Film Victoria and Rough Trade Pictures.
    • Civic Square, Canberra City, Inner Canberra, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory,: Ronin Films , 2005 .
      Extent: 25 minsp.
      Description: 1 videodisc (DVD)
      • Includes: Study guide written by Robert Lewis.
    • Subiaco, Inner Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: Kanopy , 2012 .
      Extent: 25 mins 22 secsp.
      Description: 1 streaming video file
      • Originally produced by CAAMA Productions, Film Finance Corporation Australia Limited, Endangered Pictures, Film Victoria, Rough Trade Pictures.
      • Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Last amended 8 Mar 2013 09:59:14
  • Arnhem Land, Top End, Northern Territory,
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