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David Gulpilil in Charlie's Country..


Filmmaker Rolf de Heer says his friend and frequent collaborator, actor David Gulpilil, is caught between two cultures, meaning the blackfella.s and the white man.s.

Not co-incidentally, Gulpilil plays a similarly conflicted character in de Heer.s new film, Charlie.s Country, which has its world premiere next month at the Adelaide Film Festival.

That.s one of 10 projects- features, documentaries and shorts- that deal with indigenous themes, most directed by indigenous filmmakers, screening at the festival.

They include Warwick Thornton.s The Darkside, a collection of poignant ghost stories from across Australia performed by Deborah Mailman, Bryan Brown, Aaron Pedersen, Leah Purcell, Brendan Cowell and Shari Sebbens; and Ben Pederick.s Ringbalin, a multi-platform project which tells the story of an Aboriginal elder who.s tired of watching his ancestral home at the end of the Coorong die and embarks on a »

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