Archie Roach: Ruby - ‘I’m his rowdy troublemaker’

Title:
Archie Roach: Ruby - ‘I’m his rowdy troublemaker’
NFSA ID:
1492509
Year:
2000
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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In this excerpt, Ruby Hunter talks about the dynamic between her and partner Archie Roach. It's a delightful vignette. The style of interview is kept intimate and unaffected, inviting us into Ruby's brief and loving portrait of Archie. It's almost as if she is holding our trust and telling us a secret. Her warm, cheeky and authentic personality is beautifully captured.

Ruby's words beautifully capture the mutual respect and love they have for each other. She says:
'He’s my silent hero and I’m his rowdy troublemaker. We both appreciate each other’s humour, strength and love. And yet … Life is not full of roses but we stick it out because we’ve got something we’ve never had – a good family, good life.'

This clip comes from an unidentified episode of ICAM (Indigenous Cultural Affairs Magazine), hosted by Karla Grant, which aired on SBS from 1995 until 2002. The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander current affair program is now called Living Black.