In this revealing documentary Louis de Paor returns to his once adopted homeland to explore the complex relationship between Indigenous Australians and the Irish in Australia. At the heart of this exploration is the story of the Stolen Generations, mixed race children who were taken away from their families under assimilation policies, and an Aboriginal resistance lead by 'Shamrock Aborigines', who saw theirs as a shared struggle against a common oppressor. Weaving social and personal history with poetry, An Dubh ina Gheal reveals the hidden story of the Irish in Australia.
In this clip Bill Brock-Byrne tells his story. When he was seven years old he was taken away from Tipperary Station in the Northern Territory to a Catholic Mission on Melville Island.
Winner of the Radharc Award, 2014. Official selection Galway Film Fleadh, Cork Film Festival and screened as a part of the Irish Film Institute's 'Ireland on Sunday' series. Nominated for Golden Torc Award at the Celtic Media Festival, Program of the Year at the Irish language Media Awards, and a Prix Circom Commendation for Minorities in Society.
Director/Producer: Paula Kehoe
Written by: Paula Kehoe & Louis de Paor
Camera: Colm Hogan
Sound: John Brennan
Editor: Conall de Cléir
Composer: Ronan Browne
Production Company: Saoi Media
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