Link-up Diary

© MacDougall
86 minutes / Colour / 1997
Directed by
David MacDougall

Country of production Australia

The filmmaker goes on the road with Link-Up, an organisation which re-unites Aboriginal families separated in earlier decades by the New South Wales government. As the film shows, being reunited with one’s family is only the first step in the journey. Then begins the difficult period in trying to come to terms with one’s new found family, a new environment, and one’s new identity. We learn something of the impact this ordinance had upon the children themselves, their families and the Aboriginal history of this century.

Language and subtitles English (no subtitles)

Region Australia

Country Australia

Keywords Resettlement Family / Kinship Collective / Community identity Indigenous peoples / First Nations peoples