The Resource First contact

First contact

Label
First contact
Title
First contact
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Summary
To the vast majority of Australians, Aboriginal Australia is invisible. Out of sight. Out of mind. More than six out of ten who call this country home have had <U+0145>little or no<U+0146> contact with Aboriginal people. Four out of ten don<U+0146>t want any contact. The chasm and disconnect between the First Australians and the rest of the nation is vast. First Contact is a 3 x 52 min constructed documentary series that takes a group of six ordinary people and immerses them into Aboriginal Australia. Through a journey of conflict and discovery, light is shone on a hidden and divided nation. Stereotypes are smashed. Lives are changed
Cataloging source
QGCCL
Dewey number
305.89915
Intended audience
Rated: M
Language note
In English
PerformerNote
Presented by Ray Martin
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Martin, Ray
  • Blackfella Films
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Racism
  • Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
Label
First contact
Instantiates
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Title from disc label
  • "SBS1647."
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Episode 1: The journey begins. The six participants are brought to the heart of Aboriginal Australia - Uluru. Waiting for the group is award winning journalist, Ray Martin. But this adventure does not begin in the Red Centre. Ray reveals to the group that they will spend the next 24 hours hosted by Aboriginal families in a place where more Indigenous people live than just about anywhere else in Australia - Sydney. The outspoken Aussies have their views challenged on everything from welfare to Aboriginal identity. As night falls, one of the six is already wondering if they can go on -- Ep. 2: The group arrives on Elcho Island where around 2,500 Aboriginal people live in some of the most deprived conditions in the western world. The six are shocked but in amongst the helplessness, there's hope. Next in Alice Springs, Ray Martin directs the travellers to join a night patrol service which helps the drunk and vulnerable. It's not long before tempers flare. Emotions are then pushed to the limit as the group meet women struggling with addiction and the six share their own life traumas. For one of the six, the journey into Aboriginal Australia becomes all too much to take -- Ep. 3: After almost three weeks immersed into Aboriginal Australia, the group is about to face their most confronting experience yet. They are taken to Roebourne Regional Prison to discover what life is like on the inside. Coming face to face with Aboriginal prisoners splits the group in two. Ray Martin arrives at the prison and the final leg of the journey begins. The destination is Fitzroy Crossing in the Kimberley - a town once ravaged by the horrors of alcohol, domestic violence and suicide. But that was before local Aboriginal women fought back to save their community. By journey's end, the group is left to reflect on their epic adventure into Aboriginal Australia. This has been their First Contact with the First Australians
Control code
39895841
Dimensions
12 cm.
Extent
1 DVD-video (156 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
v
Other physical details
sound, colour
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 39895841
  • (Sirsi) 39895841
  • (Sirsi) 39895841
System details
DVD ; All regions
Label
First contact
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Title from disc label
  • "SBS1647."
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Episode 1: The journey begins. The six participants are brought to the heart of Aboriginal Australia - Uluru. Waiting for the group is award winning journalist, Ray Martin. But this adventure does not begin in the Red Centre. Ray reveals to the group that they will spend the next 24 hours hosted by Aboriginal families in a place where more Indigenous people live than just about anywhere else in Australia - Sydney. The outspoken Aussies have their views challenged on everything from welfare to Aboriginal identity. As night falls, one of the six is already wondering if they can go on -- Ep. 2: The group arrives on Elcho Island where around 2,500 Aboriginal people live in some of the most deprived conditions in the western world. The six are shocked but in amongst the helplessness, there's hope. Next in Alice Springs, Ray Martin directs the travellers to join a night patrol service which helps the drunk and vulnerable. It's not long before tempers flare. Emotions are then pushed to the limit as the group meet women struggling with addiction and the six share their own life traumas. For one of the six, the journey into Aboriginal Australia becomes all too much to take -- Ep. 3: After almost three weeks immersed into Aboriginal Australia, the group is about to face their most confronting experience yet. They are taken to Roebourne Regional Prison to discover what life is like on the inside. Coming face to face with Aboriginal prisoners splits the group in two. Ray Martin arrives at the prison and the final leg of the journey begins. The destination is Fitzroy Crossing in the Kimberley - a town once ravaged by the horrors of alcohol, domestic violence and suicide. But that was before local Aboriginal women fought back to save their community. By journey's end, the group is left to reflect on their epic adventure into Aboriginal Australia. This has been their First Contact with the First Australians
Control code
39895841
Dimensions
12 cm.
Extent
1 DVD-video (156 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
v
Other physical details
sound, colour
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 39895841
  • (Sirsi) 39895841
  • (Sirsi) 39895841
System details
DVD ; All regions

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