The troubled lives of struggling indigenous Australians in the tough, rundown neighborhood of the inner suburb of Redfern in Sydney.
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Wayne Blair ...  Aaron Davis 5 episodes, 2012-2013
Leon Stripp Leon Stripp ...  Arresting Officer / ... 4 episodes, 2012-2013
Richard Green ...  Nathan 3 episodes, 2012-2013
Jenny Munro Jenny Munro ...  Aunty Jill / ... 3 episodes, 2012-2013
Ursula Yovich ...  Nic Shields 2 episodes, 2012-2013
Lisa Flanagan Lisa Flanagan ...  Allie 2 episodes, 2012-2013
Leah Purcell ...  Grace 2 episodes, 2012-2013
Deborah Mailman ...  Lorraine 2 episodes, 2012-2013
Marley Sharp Marley Sharp ...  Eddie Shields 2 episodes, 2012-2013
Dean Daley-Jones Dean Daley-Jones ...  Indigo 2 episodes, 2012-2013
Stephen Curry ...  Ryan Hobbs 2 episodes, 2012-2013
Rarriwuy Hick Rarriwuy Hick ...  Robyn Davis 2 episodes, 2012-2013
Aaron L. McGrath ...  Joel Shields 2 episodes, 2012-2013
Bruce R. Carter ...  Derek Jackson 2 episodes, 2012-2013
Tessa Rose ...  Coral 2 episodes, 2012-2013
Rhimi Johnson Page Rhimi Johnson Page ...  Danny Blain 2 episodes, 2012
Katherine Beckett Katherine Beckett ...  Tenile 2 episodes, 2012-2013
Trisha Morton-Thomas Trisha Morton-Thomas ...  Aunty Mona / ... 2 episodes, 2012-2013
Ewen Leslie ...  Mr. Parish 2 episodes, 2012-2013
Madeleine Madden ...  Chloe 2 episodes, 2012-2013
Mirrabee Penrith Mirrabee Penrith ...  Sonny 2 episodes, 2012-2013
Leonie Whyman Leonie Whyman ...  Selene 2 episodes, 2012-2013
Bob Baines ...  Inspector Giles / ... 2 episodes, 2012-2013
Cramer Cain ...  Jumpy 2 episodes, 2012-2013
Alec Doomadgee Alec Doomadgee ...  Koorioke Announcer / ... 2 episodes, 2012-2013
Deborah Jones ...  Ambulance Officer 2 / ... 2 episodes, 2012-2013
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Jesse Guivarra Jesse Guivarra ...  Dancer 2 / ... 2 episodes, 2012-2013
Victoria Kennedy Victoria Kennedy ...  Card Player #1 / ... 2 episodes, 2012
Alfred Coolwell Alfred Coolwell ...  Neal 2 episodes, 2013
Gareth Williams Gareth Williams ...  Custody Officer 2 episodes, 2012
Arana Mundine Arana Mundine ...  Donna 2 episodes, 2012-2013
Glenn Millanta Glenn Millanta ...  Officer Abbott / ... 2 episodes, 2013
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The troubled lives of struggling indigenous Australians in the tough, rundown neighborhood of the inner suburb of Redfern in Sydney.

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Rarriwuy Hick was nominated for a 2015 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Award in the Best Guest or Supporting Actress in a Television Drama category for her role as Robyn Davis in Redfern Now (2012). See more »

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Stand up = walk your talk
27 March 2017 | by ajmoen-67467See all my reviews

For me, this film brings to consciousness and display why people seek to be individuals. One might call it "walking your talk", Or, not taking a passive voice.

The film's theme takes on an active voice as we watch the words and behaviors of the young student and his support groups. IE, being black means "having sufficient character and self-esteem" not to sing the National Anthem.

Both groups point out ...well, it is only a song.

But, to the young black student, singing it, equals subjectification. A big word for meaning ... being less than someone or something else.

Philosophically, is this not the definition of "individual" and having your own voice.

At first look, it was dispiriting to witness the passive voices of the school's "aboriginal liaison" and the white male who is also part of the governing board. Yet, in a subtle manner, this is a realistic view of our societie4s.

More passive voices

And riding right beneath the main topic is ...what and how are we teaching our youth. To just follow the crowd or to think through life and societal issues?

For me, the film invites, even guides, me to examine the definitive question = what am I willing to stand up for even in the face of alienation and expulsion. How do I teach my kids and grand kids to be "real?"

How about you?


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