Australian Screen

Australia’s audiovisual heritage online

Jedda (1955)

Jedda (1955) is probably Charles Chauvel’s best film, as well as his last. It is historic both for being the first colour feature film made in Australia, but more importantly, because it is arguably the first Australian film to take the emotional lives of Aboriginal people seriously.

Length: 85 minutes

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National Film and Sound Archive

NFSA title number: 1270

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