Archie Roach: ‘This history should be told’

Title:
Archie Roach: ‘This history should be told’
NFSA ID:
1496893
Year:
1991
Courtesy:
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Category:
WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that the following clip may contain images and voices of deceased persons
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Excerpt from an episode of the ABC TV series Blackout (1991) entitled Best Kept Secret: A Profile of Archie Roach, Singer/songwriter. Here Archie talks about the pain experienced by members of the Stolen Generations, which is the subject of his iconic song 'Took the Children Away' from his first album Charcoal Lane (1990).

With some talent all you need to do is point and shoot. This is true of Archie Roach. The interviewer wisely chooses not to interrupt as the camera stays fixed on a big close up. The effect makes his words all the more powerful.

Producers:
Llew Cleaver and Richard Reisz