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Shifting Sands – My Colour, Your Kind (1998)

When under threat of having their children stolen by authorities, Indigenous mothers resorted to darkening their fair-skinned children with mud and charcoal.

Length: 12 minutes

Original aspect ratio: 16 x 9 (TV)

Featured in the A Short History of Indigenous Filmmaking collection

Production company:


National Film and Sound Archive

Education Resources:

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