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|Directed by||Kevin Lucas|
|Produced by|| Aanya Whitehead |
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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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