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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Why me? [video] (2007)

Author

Gordon M, Cavaggion R

Publisher

Ronin Films

City

Canberra

Type

Audiovisual

 

Description

This 56-minute film features the stories of five stolen children who are now adults trying to get on with their lives. The stories are told using period re-enactments, which put the viewer in touch with the emotional journeys of the children.

The film places the children's experience in the context of the government policies that led to their removal. These members of the most recent stolen generations had a different experience and were removed under different conditions than the earlier, more publicised generations.

The film looks at the enormous impact that being taken from their families had on these five people. Children who are taken away at a young age miss the opportunity to bond with their parents and their families, and this is something that affects them for life. The loss of family has tremendous repercussions.

Classification: Exempt - Ronin recommends: G

Abstract adapted from Ronin Films

Contact details

Ronin Films
PO Box 1005
Civic Square
Canberra ACT 2608
Ph: (02) 6248 0851
Fax: (02) 6249 1640
Email: orders@roninfilms.com.au

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Last updated: 12 March 2012
 
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