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The chant of Jimmie Blacksmith

Author: Ian BakerFred SchepisiJack ThompsonBruce SmeatonBrian KavanaghAll authors
Edition/Format:   DVD video : PAL color broadcast system : Videocassette : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A film based on real events which occurred in Australia, at the turn of the century. The life story of a half-caste Aborigine named Jimmy Governor. Jimmy marries a white girl hoping to achieve assimiliation into white society, instead he becomes an object of loathing and ridicule. In winter, 1900, after some harassment from farmers, he murders a family near Gilgandra in New South Wales. He and his full blood  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Film and video adaptations
Drama
Named Person: Thomas Keneally; Thomas Keneally
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Baker; Fred Schepisi; Jack Thompson; Bruce Smeaton; Brian Kavanagh; Ray Barrett; Freddy Reynolds; Tommy Lewis; Thomas Keneally
OCLC Number: 224461297
Notes: Off-air recording of the ABC program broadcast 28/04/05. Copied under Part 5A of the Copyright Act 1968.
Colour recording system: PAL ; Region All.
'Produced through the Film House, Melbourne ... with the assistance of the Australian Film Commission, the Victorian Film Corporation, Hoyts Theatres Ltd.'
Based on the novel by Thomas Keneally.
Credits: Photography, Ian Baker ; editor, Brian Kavanagh : music, Bruce Smeaton.
Cast: Tommy Lewis, Freddy Reynolds, Ray Barrett, Jack Thompson, Angela Punch, Steve Dodds.
Description: 1 videocassette (117 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Contents: Copyright notice. Commonwealth of Australia. Copyright Regulations. 1969. Warning.
Other Titles: Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (Motion picture)
Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith
Responsibility: screenplay by Fred Schepisi ; [written] produced and directed by Fred Schepisi.

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A film based on real events which occurred in Australia, at the turn of the century. The life story of a half-caste Aborigine named Jimmy Governor. Jimmy marries a white girl hoping to achieve assimiliation into white society, instead he becomes an object of loathing and ridicule. In winter, 1900, after some harassment from farmers, he murders a family near Gilgandra in New South Wales. He and his full blood Aborigine brother, Joey embark upon an odyssey of murdering whites. Hunted and hounded, he is eventually captured, tried, sentenced to death, and executed.

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