Australian Screen

Australia’s audiovisual heritage online

Titles tagged with ‘injustice’

13 titles - sorted alphabetically or by year

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Backlash feature film – 1986

Much of the dialogue in Bill Bennett’s film, about two police officers and a young indigenous woman, was improvised on location.

Black and White feature film – 2002

The film presents both the defence’s and the prosecution’s version of what might have happened in the controversial Max Stuart case, so that there is no easy path to the truth.

Blood Brothers – Broken English documentary – 1993

Arrernte man Max Stuart was sentenced to death in 1959 for murder but, nearly 35 years later, he talks about the case on camera.

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The Dunera Boys – Episode 2 television program – 1985

German Jews who had fled to Britain to escape Nazi persecution were then interned as 'enemy aliens’ in Australia and became known as the 'Dunera boys’.

The Dunera Boys – Episode 3 television program – 1985

Just who or what is a Jew is an important theme of this series. Private Dunstan’s response shows how sheltered Australia was from the maelstrom of Europe.

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Everynight… Everynight feature film – 1994

A new prisoner refuses to submit to frequent bashings by prison officers in the notorious H Division of Pentridge prison in Melbourne.

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Frame Up. Who Bombed the Hilton, Who Didn’t? documentary – 1983

Produced in 1982, an example of the power of the media in the controversial trial of three Ananda Marga members – the men were acquitted two years later.

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Keating Speech: The Redfern Address spoken word – 1992

In his famous ‘Redfern Address’, Prime Minister Paul Keating articulates injustices suffered by Australia’s Indigenous peoples and how society can redress them.

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Painting the Town: A Film About Yosl Bergner documentary – 1987

Bergner was one of the first contemporary artists to depict the plight of urban Aboriginal people and parallel their dispossession with that of European Jews.

Paying For the Past documentary – 2000

The world’s largest class action seeks compensation from German industries that benefited from the forced labour of concentration camp inmates.

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A Shifting Dreaming documentary – 1982

Ray Barrett stars in this story of Indigenous and non-Indigenous relations spanning from the 1928 Coniston massacre to Land Rights hearings in 1982.

The Silence of Dean Maitland feature film – 1934

Renowned filmmaker Ken G Hall was concerned that this film would incite religious anger, but it was a smash hit instead.

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Where Death Wears a Smile documentary – 1985

The little-known story of two Australian soldiers interned in a Nazi concentration camp in Czechoslovakia during the Second World War.