The troubled lives of struggling indigenous Australians in the tough, rundown neighborhood of the inner suburb of Redfern in Sydney.




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Series cast summary:
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
Mark Saunders Mark Saunders ...  Neal 2 episodes, 2012
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


The troubled lives of struggling indigenous Australians in the tough, rundown neighborhood of the inner suburb of Redfern in Sydney.

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Dany Cooper was nominated for a 2014 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Award in the Best Editing in Television category for Redfern Now: Dogs of War (2013). See more »

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Powerful Drama
25 November 2012 | by node-03See all my reviews

This is a really poignant TV drama series that captures the reality of class, race, culture, identity, and attitude. What i find most compelling is that it is a window into the possible lives of people that face struggle every day because of prejudice, racism, poverty; it breaks down the stereotypes that the typical Australian psyche has formed of Indigenous peoples and creates a beautiful web of recognition for every 'Australian'. I find that every episode (I've watched episodes 1-4 thus far) has made me empathetic, laugh, cry, smile, relate and admire the message that this Indigenous drama carries to the people.

I give it 9 *'s because it takes a stab at issues that seem to be ignored or rarely said in the television arena and it does it incredibly well.

Australia needs to wake up to its past and reform our future. Unfortunately racism is still alive and well; and sadly isn't going away, because people hold onto racist attitudes rather than questioning the past. Maybe this drama can begin something that starts to make people learn; to critically reflect and to think about more than what's on the surface like Australia's treatment of Aboriginal people, what of the reality of asylum seekers, or the ridiculous misconception of Muslim's perpetrated by the media, or the appalling struggle of refugees/Boat people who go through desperate measures that we conveniently ignore, or the changing government policies/History Wars which obfuscate change, let alone other facts of our past like the White Australia Policy and our nations history such as the disgusting aspects of Darwinism that Australia has abused for ethnic cleansing and Australia's abhorred policies of the past Indigenous atrocities that continue today with 3rd world conditions for today's Aboriginal Communities in remote areas and the Kimberly; these are reasons why Redfern Now provides something fresh and interesting. People need to be awoken from apathy and ignorance; Redfern Now provides a wonderful glimpse into re-thinking Indigenous perspectives, and should delight anyone's curiosity with it's down-to-earth reality of people, class, gender, and indigenous struggle against bias and naivety.

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