Wrong Side Of The Road

Wrong Side Of The Road

Downloadable Video - 2016
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What's it like to be young and black in Australia? Wrong Side of the Road introduces two black, rock reggae bands - No Fixed Address and Us Mob - and follows them through two days on the road The bands' members play themselves, acting out incidents from their own lives and those of their friends. From the opening scenes when police break up a performance by the two groups and arrest one band member, the film is punctuated by run-ins between the young musicians and white authority.. To white viewers such incidents seem unreal, but the players, who helped write the script, insist that these events are typical for Black Australians. However, Wrong Side of the Road doesn't dwell on injustices. It shows a gutsy people standing up to a racist society, and also shows some of the features of black society that white Australians miss out on, especially the closeness of the black community. When the bands play, everyone, from young children to their grandparents, dances to their music. Wrong Side of the Road, the first ever Australian feature starring an all-Indigenous cast, is both inspiring and disturbing, and as relevant now as the day it was made..
Publisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] :, Kanopy Streaming,, 2016
Ned Lander,, 1983
Characteristics: 1 online resource (streaming video file) (76 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
Additional Contributors: Kanopy (Firm)
Ned Lander (Firm)


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