Dreaming in Motion - Shit Skin: 'You always were dark'

Title:
Dreaming in Motion - Shit Skin: 'You always were dark'
NFSA ID:
610481
Year:
2002
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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Luke (Kirk Page) and Grandma Nina (Freda Glynn) walk into the old mission house. Here, Grandma Nina encounters ghosts of yesteryear. They find out that Grandma Nina’s mother has long passed away. Once again, we are at the waterhole. Luke tells his grandmother how he used to be teased at school when the others called him 'shit skin’, and he never knew why he went so dark over summer.

Summary by Romaine Moreton

A beautiful short film that tells of the relationship between a grandmother and her grandson.

Other films in the AFC Indigenous Branch drama initiative Dreaming in Motion are Black TalkFlatMimi and Turn Around (all 2002).

Shit Skin Synopsis

A short drama about a young man who takes his grandmother back to the place of her childhood so that she may reconnect with her surviving family.

Notes by Romaine Moreton

Production company:
Sista Girl Productions
Producer:
Kimba Thompson
Executive producer:
Sally Riley
Director:
Nicholas Boseley
Writer:
Nicholas Boseley
Cast:
Frank Couchy, Freda Glynn, Emily Hayes, Desmond Kunoth, Kirk Page, Max Stuart, Marly Wells