Showcasting the stories of Australia’s First Peoples
BY BRENDA GIFFORD
First Voices celebrates and showcases the stories of Australia’s First Peoples.
Wrong Side of the Road
Interviews with cast and crew members and musicians featured in Wrong Side of the Road (Ned Lander, Australia, 1981) gives them an opportunity to tell their stories about their involvement in the film, its social and political message and the connection with their music. A wide range of issues are discussed including racism, deaths in custody, identity and land rights.
Interview with Gayle Rankine, who played herself in the film. Her mother, Aunt Leila Rankine, was a founding member of The Centre for Aboriginal Studies in Music (CASM). The Rankine family were a well-known family of activists in the Nunga community of South Australia.
As well as Wrong Side of the Road, we’ve recorded other interviews at the National Indigenous Music Awards 2014 and the 2015 Tamworth Country Music Festival.