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From Sand to Celluloid – Two Bob Mermaid (1996)

In this visually stunning short film set in the 1950s, a fair-skinned Aboriginal girl gains access to the local swimming pool where Aboriginal people are legally denied access.

Length: 11 minutes

Original aspect ratio: 16 x 9 (TV)

Featured in the A Short History of Indigenous Filmmaking collection

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