Black River (1993 film)

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Black River
Directed by Kevin Lucas
Produced by Aanya Whitehead
Kevin Lucas
Sue Maslin
Written by Kevin Lucas
Starring Akiko Nakajima
James Bonnefin
Maroochy Barambah
John Pringle
Bangarra Dance Theatre
Music by Andrew Schultz
Cinematography Kim Batterham
Edited by Dany Cooper
Release date
1993
Running time
55 minutes
CountryAustralia
LanguageEnglish

Black River is a 1993 Australian film directed and produced by Kevin Lucas and starring Aboriginal mezzo-soprano Maroochy Barambah. It is a film adaptation of an opera that tells the story of an Aboriginal death in custody and its consequences. It was nominated for the 1993 Australian Film Institute Award for Award Best Screenplay and won the 1994 Montréal International Festival of Films on Art Jury Prize for Adapted Screenplay of the Year.


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