|The Last Tasmanian|
|Directed by||Tom Haydon|
|Produced by||Tom Haydon|
|Written by||Tom Haydon, Rhys Jones|
|Music by||William Davies|
|Edited by||Charles Rees|
The Last Tasmanian is a 1978 documentary about the decline of Tasmania’s Aboriginal people in the nineteenth century including through genocide by British colonists.
The Aboriginal Tasmanians are the Aboriginal people of the Australian state of Tasmania, located south of the mainland. For much of the 20th century, the Tasmanian Aboriginal people were widely, and erroneously, thought of as being an extinct cultural and ethnic group. Contemporary figures (2016) for the number of people of Tasmanian Aboriginal descent vary according to the criteria used to determine this identity, ranging from 6,000 to over 23,000.
The film was highly controversial in Australia, in particular for criticism by contemporary Aboriginal Tasmanians that the film suggested Tasmanian Aboriginal culture had been eradicated.
The Last Tasmanian screened widely internationally to acclaim, including receiving a nomination for the Gold Hugo at the Chicago International Film Festival, and was sold to television in twenty-two countries.
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