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The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978)

Australia 120m, Colour
Director: Fred Schepisi; Cast: Tom E. Lewis, Freddy Reynolds, Ray Barrett, Angela Punch McGregor

the-chant-of-jimmie-blacksmithThe Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith is a film based on actual events which occurred at the turn of the 20th century. As documented in Thomas Keneally’s 1972 novel of the same name, Jimmie, a young “half” Aboriginal man declares “war” on the white race after years of abuse. Bordering on the horror genre, this shockingly violent film pushes the viewer’s sympathy to the breaking point. A deeply moving and difficult story, does Jimmie’s declaration justify his actions, or is war just another construct, like racism, to justify brutality? (Klaus Ming March 2016).

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