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Night Cries: A Rural Tragedy (1990)

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

Director:

Tracey Moffatt

Writer:

Tracey Moffatt
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Cast

Cast overview:
Marcia Langton Marcia Langton ... Daughter
Agnes Hardwick Agnes Hardwick ... Old Mother
Jimmy Little Jimmy Little ... Singer
Alkira Fitzgerald Alkira Fitzgerald ... Young Daughter
Elizabeth Gentle Elizabeth Gentle ... Young Mother
Liam Wridgeway Liam Wridgeway ... Boy
Shaun Saunders Shaun Saunders ... Boy
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A middle aged Aboriginal woman nurses her dying old white mother till the mother dies.

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Genres:

Short | Drama

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 September 1990 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Australia

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Soundtracks

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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Middle-aged Aboriginal woman cares for her dying white mother in the desolate Australian Outback.
22 February 2001 | by DdubsSee all my reviews

An immaculate short film depicting (the aftermath of?) Australia's stolen generation. The symbolism in Night Cries is unparalleled by any Australian film (short or full length) I've seen. Tracy Moffat also deserves the highest praise for her brilliant use of sound and imagery. Unfortunately, anyone outside of Australia will have a very hard (impossible) time seeing this movie, but if you're ever in Australia see this film.


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