An Dubh ina Gheal: Assimilation, an award winning documentary by Paula Kehoe, explores the existence of a new colonial identity in Australia - that of the Indigenous Irish Australian, proud to be Aboriginal and proud to be Irish. However colonial history has had devastating consequences for indigenous Australians, and in this film, poet Louis de Paor explores how the Irish, as white Australians, were also complicit in the dispossession of the Aboriginal people. Weaving social and personal history with poetry, An Dubh ina Gheal is the hidden story of the Irish in Australia.
In the opening sequence Louis de Paor recites his poem 'Didjeridu' accompanied by Kev Carmody.
Winner of the Radharc Award, and a Prix Circom Commendation 2014. Official selection Galway Film Fleadh, the Cork Film Festival, Irish Film Festival in Sydney, 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, Prix Circom Commendation for Minorities in Society.
Writers: Paula Kehoe (Concept & Script), Louis de Paor (Poetry)
Editor: Conall de Cléir
Camera: Colm Hogan
Sound: John Brennan
Produced by Saoi Media