Japanese news story about Archie Roach

Title:
Japanese news story about Archie Roach
NFSA ID:
1492488
Year:
1995
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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Japan TV NHK9 news story featuring Archie Roach in concert in Brisbane, circa 1995, on stage with Ruby and his band and a group of Indigenous dancers.

In summary, the news reader talks about the Stolen Generations, the popularity of Archie's songs and the message he brings and his life story. Archival footage of Aboriginal children with white families is interspersed in the segment. We then hear a very brief interview with Archie.

The impetus for this news segment is unclear. NHK, similar to BBC World News, is a state-owned Japanese broadcaster aimed at the international market, so this item might fall under the 'human-interest' label, bringing viewers' attention to a story of a problem, concern, or achievement. In this case what viewers receive is a vignette of Archie's life and musical career. As a short profile it seems to be quite well edited and provides a good social context for his music.