Archie Roach: Ruby Hunter on Writing ‘Down City Streets’

Archie Roach: Ruby Hunter on Writing ‘Down City Streets’
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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This clip focusses on Ruby Hunter giving a frank retelling of her beginnings in the music industry and includes her and Archie Roach singing a live version of Archie's song, 'No No No' from his album Charcoal Lane (1990). The candid nature of her story is appropriately captured by the simplicity of the production. There is no need for multiple camera shots or elaborate editing. Ruby talks of the honour of having her song 'Down City Streets' included on Charcoal Lane.

Archie and Ruby were a couple long before they became recording artists and their musical partnership is beautifully encapsulated in this clip.

The excerpt is from a short film titled They Took The Children Away, Archie Roach and Ruby Hunter, An Inside Story.

The program was produced by the Townsville Aboriginal and Islander Media Association (TAIMA) which is now the Townsville Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation for Media (TATSICM).

Producer and editor:
Christine Brisby