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Night Cries: A Rural Tragedy (1990)

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A middle aged Aboriginal woman nurses her dying old white mother till the mother dies.



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Cast overview:
Marcia Langton ...
Agnes Hardwick ...
Old Mother
Jimmy Little ...
Alkira Fitzgerald ...
Young Daughter
Elizabeth Gentle ...
Young Mother
Liam Wridgeway ...
Shaun Saunders ...


A middle aged Aboriginal woman nurses her dying old white mother till the mother dies.

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Short | Drama





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26 September 1990 (USA)  »

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1.85 : 1
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This picture was one of fifty Australian films selected for preservation as part of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia's Kodak / Atlab Cinema Collection Restoration Project. See more »


Royal Telephone
Performed by Jimmy Little
Courtesy of Festival Records Pty. Ltd.
Arranged by H. Connors, R. Henry, and J. Ross
Courtesy of Belinda Music
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Aussie avant-Gard...
15 May 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

We had to watch this in uni for aboriginal spirituality.

It is an interesting film which, upon first viewing, can leave the viewer not knowing what they have just seen- as is always the case with art movies such as these.

However upon discussion and thinking about it the meaning of the film becomes clear(er).

Aside from interpretations and what not, this short film does have very stylish looking sets and editing for both the visuals and sound.

I doubt whether this would be easily available to punters and is probably only available through special sources, but if you ever get the chance to see it by all means do.

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