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 Wrong Side of the Road producer and co-writer Graeme Isaac.
Interview with Bart Willoughby composer, musician, member of No Fixed Address and cast member in Wrong Side of the Road.

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.

Watch more Wrong Side of the Road interviews on our YouTube channel and read more about the 2013 reunion screening of the film.

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.