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David Gulpilil in Charlie's Country..

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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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