Dancing With the Prime Minister

An Aboriginal woman in an evening gown curtseys to Prime Minister Gorton.
Title:
Dancing With the Prime Minister
Year:
2010
Category:
WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that the following clip may contain images and voices of deceased persons

This is a film about 25 Aboriginal debutantes, the prime Minister and a glamorous night in 1968 that turned the heads of a nation at a pivotal time in Australia’s race relations.

Dancing with the Prime Minister documents this remarkable night and the place it holds in Australian history.

Through the experiences and lives of those who were there – the Aboriginal debutantes – the film brings to the screen their extraordinary story, in an era when Australians were optimistic about race relations, but living with the stain of the Stolen Generations policy.

Production company:
November Films
Director:
Lara cole
Producer:
Anne Delaney