Australian Screen

Australia’s audiovisual heritage online

The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978)

This is one of the key Australian films of the 1970s, because it speaks about the unspeakable with a depth of rage that was absolutely unprecedented and has never been repeated.

Length: 117 minutes

Original aspect ratio: 2.35:1/2.39:1 (Cinemascope or Scope)
Original classification rating: M

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National Film and Sound Archive

NFSA title number: 44726

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