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Amy

Australia, 1978 (MIFF 1991, Retrospectives)

Director: Phil Noyce

Made as part of the Why Can't They Be Like We Were Series.

First shown on the Mike Walsh Show with an audience and panel discussion. Amy is a young Aboriginal girl living in the city with her family but longing for the country. The film ends with Amy in discussion with her mother and grandmother on how to stand up for yourself in white society. Her final comments will leave all with something to think about.

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