First Nations Right of Reply in History Bites Back
Sunday (July 11), 8:30 p.m., NITV, SBS Viceland
A rage burns steadily throughout The story picks up on the hair of the beast, the funny and confronting “right of reply” of filmmaker and actress Trisha Morton-Thomas to the ignorance of indigenous history perpetrated on social networks, in particular around January 26. would have starved if Captain Cook hadn’t discovered Australia, his palpable anger lies somewhere between disbelief and fury. She toned it down, she says, after seeing the rough cut.
“I had to take it out because I want to engage with an audience, not knock it out. So he was trying to find that balance between, it’s good to be mad at what’s going on, but I don’t like pointing fingers and blaming Australians today. The only thing Australians need to understand is that the things they take for granted come at a cost to the Aborigines.
In his 2017 documentary, Profession: native, Morton-Thomas has assumed various caricatures to tell the Aboriginal story since colonization. Here she details shocking facts – smallpox vials aboard the First Fleet; massacres; slavery; pay disparity; the stolen generation; atomic tests; perpetual discrimination and deprivation – like a exhausted history teacher.
An overall distribution, including Black comedy Elaine Crombie and Steven Oliver recreate historical scenes. The result is really Horrible stories.
“Steven’s humor is hysterical, but when you talk to the man he has this intelligence that blows you away. Elaine Crombie is a great actress. I don’t believe she’s getting the roles she should be getting. Its range is incredible.
Women have been working together since the ABC 2015 series, 8MMM: Indigenous Radio.
“I really like Trisha as an artist,” says Crombie. “She is true to herself. I respect his approach of “You don’t have to live in a big city to create content”. You can do this where you live and it opens up opportunities for the young guys around you who will benefit from it. “
The story picks up on the hair of the beast was filmed in Alice Springs, using native and non-native locals for wider distribution.