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Mabo - Life of an Island Man

Code: 
a21
Director: 
Trevor Graham
Producer: 
Film Australia
Subtitles: 
Italian
Screenplay: 
Trevor Graham
Release date: 
1997
Runtime: 
87'
Language: 
English
Location: 
DVD cabinet sala toscana Prato
Number of copies: 
2 DVD, 1 VHS
Awards: 
1998 NSW Premier's History Awards, Winner - Audio/Visual History Prize; NEMN Apple Awards Film & Video Competition, Silver Apple Award - Political Science/Crime & Judicial Processes; 1997 AFI Awards, Winner - Best Documentary; NSW Premier's Literary Awards`, Winner - Best Script; Brisbane International Film Festival, Voted Most Popular Film; Sydney Film Festival, Winner - Best Documentary
Synopsis: 
On June 3rd 1992, six months after Eddie "Koiki" Mabo's tragic death, the High Court upheld his claim that Murray Islanders held native title to land in the Torres Strait. The legal fiction that Australia was empty when first occupied by white people had been laid to rest. “Mabo - Life of an Island Man” tells the private and public stories of a man so passionate about family and home that he fought an entire nation and its legal system. Though his greatest victory was won only after his death, it has forever ensured his place - on Murray Island and in Australian history.