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2 items from 2015

Drama delves into Australia’s shameful past

4 June 2015 3:35 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

When Daina Reid was offered the chance to direct The Secret River, the ABC miniseries based on Kate Grenville.s novel, she found the subject confronting.

The 2-part drama, which premieres on June 14, depicts the dispossession of Indigenous Australians by the British colonialists.

.I was confronted by my own lack of education about our history,. says Reid, whose recent credits include Nowhere Boys, Offspring, Never Tear Us Apart: The Untold Story of Inxs and Miss Fisher.s Murder Mysteries.

.I knew some of the stories from primary school but I remember learning about Aboriginal culture as if it was a dead culture..

Scripted by Jan Sardi and Mac Gudgeon, the $8.7 million drama stars Oliver Jackson-Cohen (Mr Selfridge, Raven, Dracula) as Will Thornhill, an English convict who is transported to Nsw in 1805.

Sarah Snook plays his wife Sal. Will.s claim over a piece of land on the Hawkesbury River brings »

- Don Groves

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Hopes for more Redfern Now

1 February 2015 1:25 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

The telemovie Redfern Now: Promise Me almost certainly won.t be the final chapter in the saga of the mostly indigenous residents of inner-city Sydney.

ABC TV head of programming Brendan Dahill hopes the creative team will get back together for another instalment in the franchise.

In a sense the drama produced by Blackfella Films. Darren Dale and Miranda Dear, which starred Deborah Mailman, Wayne Blair, Leah Purcell, Aaron Pederson, Rarriwuy Hick, Lisa Flanagan, Kelton Pell and Kirk Page, is a victim of its own success.

Dahill tells If, .The first two series were so popular the cast members are in heavy demand. But we hope to get the team back together when they are available..

Due to air in the next couple of months, Redfern Now: Promise Me will explore the impact of a violent crime on two women and the fight for justice that ensues. Anthony Hayes, Daniella »

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