Black Anzac

24 April
Location informationArc Cinema
Event costFree

Black Anzac is a feature-length documentary about artist Hego’s journey to tell an undertold story of Australian history through a Sydney mural of a First World War Aboriginal soldier and its positive impacts on the wider community. 

Hego was inspired to create the mural series after reading the poem ‘Black Anzac’ (Cecil Fisher, 1993) and the book Ngarrindjeri Anzacs (1996) by Doreen Kartinyeri. Both highlight the lack of acknowledgement given to Aboriginal soldiers when returning from overseas conflicts.   

Black Anzac is equal parts street art and Anzac legend. It flips the traditional art doco on its head by making the main subject of the film not Hego at all. Instead it explores Alfred Cameron Jnr (the subject of Hego's first mural) and the other Indigenous soldiers who fought abroad, whose memory Hego’s work seeks to keep alive.



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