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I THE ABORIGINAL

Australia, 1964 (MIFF 1964)

Director: Cecil Holmes

The film, which is based on Douglas Lockwood's book "I The Aboriginal", traces the siory of Phillip Roberts, a full blooded AIawa tribesman from the Roper River, from the time of his meeting wiih a doctor who takes him on as a driver, until his appointment as Medical Assistant in the Commonwealth Health Department.

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