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Title Blackbird. [Kanopy electronic resource]

Publication Info. Ronin Films, 2015.
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2019.
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (13 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
video file MPEG-4 Flash
Note Title from title frames.
In Process Record.
Performer Jeremy Bobby, Putu Winchester, Regina Lepping
Event Originally produced by Ronin Films in 2015.
Summary This short drama sheds light on a little known part of history - Australia’s sugar slaves. Set in the late 1800s, it follows the story of Solomon Islander siblings, Kiko and Rosa, who were kidnapped from their Pacific island home and forced to work on a sugar cane plantation in Queensland in conditions akin to slavery. Shot entirely on location and in collaboration with communities in Mackay, Queensland - where these historical events took place - BLACKBIRD is augmented with traditional Solomon Islands lullabies and elements of Islander culture. The descendants of these islanders still live today in Australia and continue to struggle for recognition. Filmmaker Amie Batalibasi, made BLACKBIRD in memory of three of her own ancestors who were blackbirded. Winner of Best drama - Short Film at the **Sydney Indie Film Festival**. Official Selection at the **New Zealand International Film Festival**.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Language In English,Solomon Islands Pijin
Subject Aboriginal Australians.
Historical drama.
Independent films.
Motion pictures.
Short films.
Genre Feature films.
Added Author Batalibasi, Amie, film director.
Bobby, Jeremy, actor.
Winchester, Putu, actor.
Lepping, Regina, actor.
Ronin Films (Firm), Distributor.
Kanopy (Firm), Distributor.
Music No. 5339905 Kanopy
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