Director: Rolf De Heer
Starring: David Gulpilil
This is the true and confronting story of Australian Aboriginals living in communities, who are forced to accept change and live according to 'white mans law'.
Blackfella Charlie (David Gulpilil) is an Aboriginal living in a horrible government provided shack. When he asks for a real house, he is laughed at. Frustration builds as he is told he must register his car. His rifle and hunting spear are also confiscated.
Unable to forfeit his culture, he decides to escape this meaningless new way of life and return to the wilderness, his mother country. Successful at first, he soon realises that there are elements in the white man's world which are a necessity for survival.
The themes in this film are topical, as Aboriginal's obsession with living in the past will never be eradicated. The film asks whether these Aboriginals are being depersonalised, as their heritage is being stripped from them. Discrimination, alcohol abuse and poor living conditions in these government funded communities are explored as the film traces Charlie's journey.
Filmed in beautiful Arnhem Land with captivating performances from David Gulpilil and an amazing cast of Aboriginals this film will spark controversy, as audiences come to realise the hardships that come with being Aboriginal. JAKE
Charlies Country (2013)
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