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Harry's War

Australia, 1999 (MIFF 1999, Fiction)

Director: Richard Franklin

Joining the army to fight for Queen and country during WWII might have seemed like a way for many young man to prove themselves. For Aboriginal recruits like Harry and Thomas, the stakes are even higher—a chance to be taken seriously and the hope of a brighter future. A moving tale of friendship, Harry's War explores a side of our military history previously ignored.

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