The Resource Fantome Island, a film by Sean Gilligan & Adrian Strong, (videorecording)

Fantome Island, a film by Sean Gilligan & Adrian Strong, (videorecording)

Label
Fantome Island
Title
Fantome Island
Statement of responsibility
a film by Sean Gilligan & Adrian Strong
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1945 seven year-old Joe Eggmolesse was diagnosed with leprosy. He was taken from his family under police escort and transported by rail and sea over a thousand kilometres to Fantome Island where he was incarcerated for the next ten years. The isolated tropical island off the North Queensland coast became home to a close-knit community of Indigenous 'lepers' whose marginalised existence was hidden from white society and has until now remained absent from the mainstream historical record. Cared for by nuns from the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary, their isolation was the consequence of apartheid-like policies developed by the Queensland government and medical establishment which espoused a eugenicist philosophy and regarded racial segregation as standard practice. As one of the few surviving former patients, Joe returns to the island for a long awaited event, the Fantome Island Remembrance Day. As a 73 year old Elder, Joe reflects thoughtfully on his Fantome years, shedding light on what it was like to be both Indigenous and a 'leper' during a period of racism and paranoia. From the pre-cure years as one of the 'walking dead' to the acceptance of a life lived under unique and trying circumstances, Joe shares his story as he questions the context surrounding it. Fusing pathos with ironic humour, Joe's poignant journey offers a profound and personal insight into a dark side of Australian history."--Container
Cataloging source
NUWS:W
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Directed by Sean Gilligan; produced by Sean Gilligan, Adrian Strong
Dewey number
362.196998099436
PerformerNote
Interviewees: Joe Eggmolesse, Joanne Watson, Hugo Rae, Gordon Briscoe, Sister Madonna Purcell, Winnie Obah, Beryl Gorringe, Peter Ludlow
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Strong, Adrian
  • Gilligan, Sean
  • Ronin Films
Runtime
82
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Eggmolesse, Selwyn
  • Tallis, Lizzie
  • Obah, Winnie
  • Obah, Wilfred
  • Obah, Rachel
  • Obah, Daisy
  • Brown, Molly
  • Franciscan Missionaries of Mary
  • Leprosy
  • Leprosy
  • Leprosy
  • Leprosy
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Leprosy
  • Fantome Island (Qld.)
Technique
live action
Label
Fantome Island, a film by Sean Gilligan & Adrian Strong, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
000049175994
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (DVD) (82 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., col.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)794621242
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Fantome Island, a film by Sean Gilligan & Adrian Strong, (videorecording)
Publication
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
000049175994
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (DVD) (82 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., col.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)794621242
Video recording format
DVD

Library Locations

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      51 Lawson Cres, Acton, ACT, 2601, AU
      -35.292556 149.118617
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