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Contact

Australia, 2009
Documentary

Synopsis

In 1964 Yuwali was living a traditional lifestyle in Australia’s remote western desert. Huge space rockets from Woomera were aimed at her country and patrol officers sent in to prevent debris landing on people. They found Yuwali and her group of 20 and the ‘first contact’ was extensively filmed.

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Contact Directed by Martin Butler, Bentley Dean

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  • anarresti's rating of the film Contact

    A very sober and sobering account of a First contact. And how the ensuing assimilation of a aboriginal tribe is now looked upon by those who were contacted and assimilated. This documentary allows the story to unfold as memories of the contact, told by the members of the tribe many years later, illustrating the images recorded at the time. Done with great dignity, a great story from the clash of cultures.

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