Archie Roach wins an ARIA Award for Charcoal Lane

Title:
Archie Roach wins an ARIA Award for Charcoal Lane
NFSA ID:
1496893
Year:
1991
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 accepts his ARIA Award for Best New Talent. This footage is an excerpt from an episode of the ABC TV series Blackout (1991) that looked at Archie's life and career.

You can almost hear a pin drop during Archie's acceptance speech. The production team wisely keep the camera focused on him without any distracting cutaways to the audience, which would have lessened the impact of his words.

In this highly significant time in Archie's career, he also won an ARIA for Best Indigenous Release for his album Charcoal Lane (1990) at the same ceremony.

Producers:
Llew Cleaver and Richard Reisz