Collum Calling Canberra

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© MacDougall
59 minutes / Colour / 1983
Directed by
David MacDougall Judith MacDougall

Country of production United States Australia

An account of Aboriginal people steering their way through the often frustrating processes of official decision-making, as it is seen from their viewpoint far away from Canberra. Gordon Smith, head of the co-operative that runs ‘Collum Collum’ Station in northern New South Wales, and Sunny Bancroft, its manager, are trying to get a government loan to stock the property with breeding cattle so that it can become financially independent. This means preparing budgets, arguing their case and keeping up the pressure. The hardest thing, always, is to find out what is going on in Canberra.

Language and subtitles English (no subtitles)

Region Australia

Country Australia

Keywords Law and Legislation / Bureaucracy Indigenous peoples / First Nations peoples