Archie Roach: ‘Took the Children Away’

Title:
Archie Roach: ‘Took the Children Away’
NFSA ID:
1011788
Year:
2011
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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Archie Roach and Ruby Hunter talk about being stolen from their families when they were young children. The clip also features their performance of 'Took the Children Away' from Murundak - Songs of Freedom, a documentary featuring some of Australia's best known Indigenous musicians, released in 2011.

Anyone who enjoys the art of songwriting would appreciate this segment giving the background to one of the most important songs ever recorded in Australia. The cross-cutting between the live performance of 'Took the Children Away' and the backstory provided by Archie and Ruby is done seamlessly. It enriches both the song and interview.

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
Cinematographers:
Natasha Gadd and Rhys Graham