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In the very near future, creatures from ancient mythology must live among humans and battle for survival in a world that wants to silence, exploit and destroy them.
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Series cast summary:
Hunter Page-Lochard ...  Koen West 12 episodes, 2016-2017
Rob Collins ...  Waruu West 12 episodes, 2016-2017
Tasma Walton ...  Araluen 12 episodes, 2016-2017
Rarriwuy Hick Rarriwuy Hick ...  Latani 12 episodes, 2016-2017
Tamala Shelton ...  Alinta 12 episodes, 2016-2017
Deborah Mailman ...  Aunty Linda 12 episodes, 2016-2017
Frances O'Connor ...  Charlotte Cleary 12 episodes, 2016-2017
Iain Glen ...  Jarrod Slade 12 episodes, 2016-2017
Jada Alberts Jada Alberts ...  Nerida West 11 episodes, 2016-2017
Marcus Graham ...  Stephen McIntyre 11 episodes, 2016-2017
Isaac Drandic Isaac Drandic ...  Harry 9 episodes, 2016-2017
Tony Briggs ...  Boondee / ... 8 episodes, 2016-2017
Kamil Ellis ...  Mungo 8 episodes, 2016-2017
Tysan Towney ...  Djukara 7 episodes, 2016-2017
Ryan Corr ...  Blair Finch 6 episodes, 2016
Rachael Blake ...  Marion Frith 6 episodes, 2017
Clarence John Ryan ...  Jarli 6 episodes, 2017
Luke Ford ...  Tim Dolan 6 episodes, 2017
Andrew McFarlane ...  Geoff Matthews 6 episodes, 2016
Tessa Rose ...  Yani / ... 6 episodes, 2017
Waverley Stanley Jr. Waverley Stanley Jr. ...  Kulya 6 episodes, 2016
Alexis Lane Alexis Lane ...  Kora 6 episodes, 2016
Sarah Armanious ...  Lucia 5 episodes, 2017
Jeremy Ambrum ...  Jake 5 episodes, 2016
Taylor Ferguson ...  Audie 5 episodes, 2017
Benson Jack Anthony ...  Gub 5 episodes, 2016
Trevor Jamieson ...  Uncle Max 5 episodes, 2016
Mark Leonard Winter ...  Bill Hendricks 5 episodes, 2017
Aileen Huynh ...  Everick 5 episodes, 2016-2017
Adam Briggs Adam Briggs ...  Maliyan 5 episodes, 2016
Nancy Denis Nancy Denis ...  Eve 5 episodes, 2016
Rhondda Findleton ...  Frankie 5 episodes, 2016
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The turbulent relationship between humans and "sub-humans". They live 3x's as long, are much more agile, stronger, faster. They are also covered with hair to complete a very primal look. They are exiled to live within zones and trying to create a sustainable society.. before they are no more than the villains of stories every one them as. Written by bibliophile634

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Time to decide which tribe you belong to. (season 1)

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Drama | Fantasy | Sci-Fi

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Australia | New Zealand | USA

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English | Aboriginal

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1 June 2016 (USA) See more »

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Умник See more »

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16:9 HD
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While Uncle Jimmy and Aunty Linda are the actual uncle and aunt of Koen and Waruu, the terms "Uncle" and "Aunty" are used in Aboriginal culture to denote a person to be respected, one of the leaders and elders that keep the culture alive. See more »

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Hits the nail on the head
9 June 2016 | by tulips_poppiesSee all my reviews

I don't usually write reviews on IMDb but felt compelled to, considering that Cleverman really succinctly questions modern Australia's political, social and racial climate. In fact, the nature of other reviews, positive and negative, are actually a testament to how well this series has done in exploring key concepts. Namely, Cleverman is actually serving its purpose very well, considering the number of racist reviews!

Cleverman is telling a story about how Australian's (and perhaps more broadly, general society) are fearful of those that they don't know and minority cultures. In the series, a society is afraid of the insinuation that another culture might be different to theirs and feel the need to put them "back in their box". It is truly poetic how the actions of many of the antagonists in Cleverman, are so well mimicked by the negative reviewers here on IMDb.

Xenophobia is still relevant and Cleverman clearly explores this theme effectively and strikes a chord with a number of viewers.

I would recommend this series for those looking for something different and who are knowledgeable of the science fiction genre (and that speculative fiction sits within it!) It is a really unique show that explores some aspects of Aboriginal folklore from well respected artistic groups. It's also excellent for its consideration of political rhetoric around tolerance; exceptionally relevant viewing.


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