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They Live in Forests, They Are Extremely Shy (2016)

"They Live in Forests, They Are Extremely Shy" tells the fictionalised story of an Indigenous Australian man invited to London for the Colonial Exhibition of 1886. He's a reluctant ... See full summary »

Director:

Saeed Taji Farouky

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Cast

Credited cast:
Tommy Lewis ... David
Mark Kitto ... Charles
Djakapurra Munyarryun Djakapurra Munyarryun ... Man
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Phoebe De'Ath Phoebe De'Ath ... Exhibition Guest / Child In White Dress (as Phoebe Death)
Maria Douglas Maria Douglas ... Exhibition guest / mother
Katie Stubbs Katie Stubbs ... Exhibition Guest
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"They Live in Forests, They Are Extremely Shy" tells the fictionalised story of an Indigenous Australian man invited to London for the Colonial Exhibition of 1886. He's a reluctant ambassador, negotiating for the safety of his people and ancestral land as the British Empire continues to colonise and brutalise indigenous Australians. He plays the 'good native', until a chance encounter forces him to decide whether to live his life with diplomacy or authenticity. It is a short story dense with themes of oppression, dehumanisation, resistance, and the determination of indigenous people to fight for their literal and cultural survival.

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Genres:

Short | Drama | History

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 2016 (UK) See more »

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