Australia is often considered ‘the lucky country’, but it’s only lucky for some.
This is abundantly clear in Our Generation, an eye-opening documentary about the poverty, abuse and legislative disregard for Aboriginal Australians. The film explores how the Kevin Rudd’s 2008 apology for the Stolen Generation did nothing to alter their pitiable treatment of Australia’s indigenous population, continuing to undermine their access to basic human rights. Featuring interviews with leading academics and activists, as well as the voices of numerous Aboriginal families living well below the poverty line, Our Generation aims to spread public awareness of the issue by discussing how Australia can really move forward as a united nation. Visit the film’s website for more information.
Produced and directed by aboriginal rights activists Sinem Saban and Damien Curtis, Our Generation has been labeled “life changing” by popular Australian musician John Butler, while The Burning Season director Cathy Henkel calls it Australia’s very own inconvenient Truth.
Our Generation is currently touring Australia with premieres in each major city along the East Coast (as well as Adelaide). Not only will the filmmakers and a number of Indigenous elders be present at each screening, there’s also live music from a special guest.
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Watch the trailer for Our Generation below: