The Resource Wrong Side of the Road, produced by Ned Lander and Graeme Isaac

Wrong Side of the Road, produced by Ned Lander and Graeme Isaac

Label
Wrong Side of the Road
Title
Wrong Side of the Road
Statement of responsibility
produced by Ned Lander and Graeme Isaac
Contributor
Subject
Summary
Follows two days in the lives of the legendary Aboriginal reggae band 'No Fixed Address' and the heavy metal band 'Us Mob'. These were two of the first Aboriginal bands to be writing in a contemporary style about their own lives and playing to a wide audience. The film opens with scenes of police breaking up a performance of the two groups, arresting a band member and his subsequent escape from a police vehicle. It continues with run-ins between the musicians and the establishment. The racism encounted when the bands turn up at a gig and the white hotel manager discovers they are black, the insensitivty of the police and bureaucrats, and the difficulties in tracing ones family after being adopted out, reflect the problems encounted by many urban Aborigines. Awards; Winner, Jury Prize, Australian Film Awards, 1981. Nominated for best film and best original Music score, Australian Film Awards
Cataloging source
AIAS
Credits note
Director, Ned Lander; producer, Ned Lander, Graeme Isaac; crew, Ian Page; Philip Roberts; Cathy Elderton; Alec Morgan; Louis Irving; Lloyd Carrick; John Scott
Date of event
1983
Date time place
Filmed in
Information about documentation
  • Not auditioned
  • Publicity releases and press clipping held in AIATSIS Film Archive files.
Intended audience
The fact that the dialogue is mainly improvised and based directly on the experiences of the musicians, gives the film a vitality that belies its inclusion in the genre of feature films. The depiction of family life and jail visits, gives the film the force of documentary. This film is an evocative portrayal of contempory Aboriginal life. Based on the lives of the musicians it depicts an Aboriginal reality that is so often lacking in films on Aboriginal problems. Despite the constant problems encounted by members of the bands, the film represents the strong resurgence of Aboriginal dignity and pride and also shows the closness of the black community; when the bands play, everyone, from young children to their grand parents, dance to their music. The film also illustrates the respect the community accords to women. This film attempts to show things the way they are. Its use of bad language is a true reflection of life in Aboriginal Australia and should not be seen as a deterent to including it in any film programme
PerformerNote
Leslie Graham (Les); Chris Jones (Ricky); Veronica Rankine (Vonnie); Bart Willoughby (Bart); John Miller (John); Ronnie Ansell (Ronnie); Peter Butler (Pedro); Carroll Karpany (Carroll); Wally McArthur (Wally); Leila Rankine (Aunty Amy); Veronica Brodie (Aunty Veronica); Donna Drover (Donna); No Fixed Address (Musical group); Us Mob (Musical group)
Place of event
Australia,
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Sydney Filmmakers Co-operative
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  • No Fixed Address (Musical group)
  • Us Mob (Musical group)
Label
Wrong Side of the Road, produced by Ned Lander and Graeme Isaac
Link
http://aiatsis.gov.au/collections/using-collection/ordering-collection-items
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Digital access copies (PV08930)
  • Ned Lander has donated production materials to AIATSIS under the Tax Incentives for the Arts Scheme
  • Also at: V00394-V00395
Carrier category
film reel
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
F0002531
Dimensions
16 mm film, on 12.5 in. reel
Extent
1 film reel (approximately 80 min., approximately 2880 feet)
Immediate source of acquisition
Sydney Film-maker's Co-op
Media category
projected
Media MARC source
rdacontent
Note
No form
Other physical details
sound, colour;
Stock number
INMA_001 (FC00585_1-2)
Terms governing use
Copyright restrictions may apply
Label
Wrong Side of the Road, produced by Ned Lander and Graeme Isaac
Link
http://aiatsis.gov.au/collections/using-collection/ordering-collection-items
Publication
Note
  • Digital access copies (PV08930)
  • Ned Lander has donated production materials to AIATSIS under the Tax Incentives for the Arts Scheme
  • Also at: V00394-V00395
Carrier category
film reel
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
F0002531
Dimensions
16 mm film, on 12.5 in. reel
Extent
1 film reel (approximately 80 min., approximately 2880 feet)
Immediate source of acquisition
Sydney Film-maker's Co-op
Media category
projected
Media MARC source
rdacontent
Note
No form
Other physical details
sound, colour;
Stock number
INMA_001 (FC00585_1-2)
Terms governing use
Copyright restrictions may apply

Library Locations

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      51 Lawson Cres, Acton, ACT, 2601, AU
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