Another Country is a documentary which considers, from the inside, the ramifications of one culture being dominated by another. Australia’s finest indigenous actor David Gulpilil tells the tale of his community, a story of what happened when his people’s way of life was interrupted by ours.
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Clear message and great camerawork. I would have loved more in-depth personal or communal stories, to give the movie more of a story arch. In this form, it's a cinematic social pamphlet, rather than a film about the historic social interactions of white and aborigine culture.
Brilliantly and clearly narrated, calmly delivered, this important documentary points out the whitefellahs in fact are sitting in the same pot (sold the same heart attack disgusting junk food for one thing) while the pot boils, and scarcely aware of the problem for the most part. A peoples being held hostage by the poison peddling mandatory market economy approach. What a waste of human lives and skills and dreams.
Directed by Molly Reynolds, this film is anchored by the narration and presence of David Gulpilil, showing the life of the Aborigine people in Australia and how their environments and health have been impacted over the decades by meddling that is sorely misguided, at best, and possibly downright malicious.