The Resource Broken English

Broken English

Label
Broken English
Title
Broken English
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Master tape of the 1993 documentary film Broken English, episode 1 of the Blood Brothers documentary series. 60-year-old Arrernte man Rupert Max Stuart tells his side of the story of being sentenced to death for a crime he says he didn’t commit. In 1959 Max was accused of the rape and murder of a young white girl at Ceduna, South Australia. Max claims he fell prey to prejudices in the white justice system and alleges he was beaten and verballed by police. Unable to defend himself in his own language, he was found guilty and sentenced to death. After 7 stays of execution and a 25-year prison sentence, Max was finally released and became a respected elder in his community. A dramatised documentary, this episode recreates some of the events of his trial, appeals and subsequent Royal Commission. It features Hugo Weaving, Noah Taylor and Tony Barry, with Lawrence Turner playing Max Stuart
Member of
Cataloging source
AIAS
Credits note
Writer, director and producer, Ned Lander; producer, Rachel Perkins; narrator, Bill Hunter
Date of event
1992
Date time place
Filmed in
Information about documentation
  • Not auditioned
  • Correspondence; research & filming materials; scripts; sound & camera sheets; transcripts
PerformerNote
Max Stuart; Justice Sir John Starke; Hon. Don Dunstan AC; Lawrence Turner; Noah Taylor; Marlene Cummins; Haylee Grey; Rob Steele; John Blair; Vince Gil; Hugo Weaving; Marshall Napier; Martin Vaughan; John Krummel; Ben Gabriel; Frank Wilson; Tony Barry; David Field; Peter Cummins; Andrew Mourelle; Bill Young; Peter Whitford; Basil Clarke; Allan Roberts
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Stuart, Rupert Maxwell
Label
Broken English
Link
http://aiatsis.gov.au/collections/using-collection/ordering-collection-items
Instantiates
Production
Note
  • Digital access copy
  • Copy held for the purposes of on-site research and study only
  • This collection was donated to AIATSIS under the Taxation Incentives for the Arts Scheme in 1994. AIATSIS does not hold the copyright to this collection; it is retained by the producers
  • Film rushes located at FC00731_1-44; production tapes located at V03294-V03307; V05541-V05640
Carrier category
videocassette
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Extent
1 videocassette (U-matic) (approximately 57 min.)
Immediate source of acquisition
Rachel Perkins;
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
  • No form; Cultural Gift documentation
  • Copy held at V04569_1
Other physical details
sound, colour;
Stock number
PERKINS_LANDER_001 (V02381_1)
Label
Broken English
Link
http://aiatsis.gov.au/collections/using-collection/ordering-collection-items
Production
Note
  • Digital access copy
  • Copy held for the purposes of on-site research and study only
  • This collection was donated to AIATSIS under the Taxation Incentives for the Arts Scheme in 1994. AIATSIS does not hold the copyright to this collection; it is retained by the producers
  • Film rushes located at FC00731_1-44; production tapes located at V03294-V03307; V05541-V05640
Carrier category
videocassette
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Extent
1 videocassette (U-matic) (approximately 57 min.)
Immediate source of acquisition
Rachel Perkins;
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
  • No form; Cultural Gift documentation
  • Copy held at V04569_1
Other physical details
sound, colour;
Stock number
PERKINS_LANDER_001 (V02381_1)

Library Locations

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