Archie Roach and Ruby Hunter ‘Down City Streets’

Title:
Archie Roach and Ruby Hunter ‘Down City Streets’
NFSA ID:
1011788
Year:
2011
Category:
WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that the following program may contain images and/or audio of deceased persons
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Archie Roach and Ruby Hunter talk about their life as street kids, followed by an excerpt of a live performance of Ruby's song 'Down City Streets', which featured on Archie's debut album Charcoal Lane (1990).

This clip is from a documentary titled Murundak – Songs of Freedom (2011), which follows some of Australia's best known Indigenous musicians on the road, performing songs of resistance and freedom. 

A lot is packed into this short segment, from Archie and Ruby engaging with an Indigenous woman in public, to one-on-one interviews and a live performance in front of a very large audience.

It is very effective in representing the arc that both of them have travelled, from being destitute to becoming respected musicians.

Directors:
Rhys Graham and Natasha Gadd
Editor:
Natasha Gadd
Producers:
Natasha Gadd and Philippa Campey
Executive Producer:
Michael McMahon
Associate Producer:
Sarah Bond
Scriptwriters:
Natasha Gadd and Rhys Graham
Cinematography:
Natasha Gadd and Rhys Graham