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Wrong side of the road
Title : Wrong side of the road Wrong side of the road
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Publisher : Ronin Films
Additional Creator : Lander, Ned ; Isaac, Graeme
Format : Videorecording
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Copyright :

This footage is reproduced courtesy of Ronin Films.

Use for any purpose requires written permission from Ronin Films and the State Library of South Australia. Permission to publish form

Description :

Two groups of Aboriginal musicians, the reggae influenced No Fixed Address and rock band Us Mob, are followed on the road over a two day period in a loosely structured narrative based on the experiences of cast members, alluding to a number of issues including black identity and police harassment.

The song featured here is Black man's rights by No Fixed Address that included members Les Graham, lead guitar ; Chris Jones, guitar, vocals ; Veronica Rankine, saxophone, harmony vocals ; John John Miller, bass ; Bart Willoughby, drums, vocals, percussion, didgeridoo.

The film was first released in 1981 and won the Australian Film Institute Awards Jury Prize that year.

Period : 1980-2000
Further reading :
Australian film 1978-1994 : a survey of theatrical features / compiled and edited by Scott Murray, Melbourne : Oxford University Press in association with the Australian Film Commission and Cinema papers, 1995

Filmnews, October 1981, pp. 8-9,12. 'Wrong Side of the Road: a new Australian feature film'. Interview with Ned Lander, Graeme Isaac, Veronica Brodie and Leila Rankine
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