Travelling through the Australian continent, one is often appalled by the living conditions of the Aborigine people. Having lost touch with their culture and traditions, many of them have become outcasts or alcoholics who aimlessly wander the streets of the Australian cities. From the early 1800s to the late 1960s, Aborigines were gradually deprived of their land by the white man who used it for herding, cropping, and mineral extraction. Forced to leave their homelands, Aborigines were often separated from their children, who were sent to live with white families or to boarding schools, in an attempt to teach them the white man’s values. Today 390,000 Aborigines account for less than 3% of the current Australian population. Learn how they are beginning to find their place in a society which has excluded them for so long. Meet and share the life of Aborigines who through art, dancing, hunting, work, or spirituality, are finding ways to better their future.
Director: Eric Elléna
Producers: French Connection Films
Length: 52 minutes
Languages: English, French
Partners: CNC (French Film Board), KTO TV, Aboriginal Councils
Broadcasters: Voyage, KTO (France), Arte (France & Germany), RFO & France Ô (France), RTM (Morocco), STV (Cameroon)
International FIFO Festival 2005 (Tahiti)