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Thursday, 30 March 2017

A Must-See Australian Documentary, Twelve Years in the Making

A Must-See Australian Documentary, Twelve Years in the Making
- We first meet Zach when he is five years old, caught on handicam by his father, actor and activist Alec Doomadgee. Alec regularly takes his eldest son back to Doomadgee in Far North Queensland to spend time with his Indigenous family. Zach is a bright, engaging kid whose story immediately draws you in, whether he’s hunting, fishing or boxing with his father and siblings. It’s a true story.
It is painful to watch him growing up in Sydney over the next 11 years, taunted for the colour of his skin, and initially finding no respite when returning to his father’s land to prepare for initiation. As Zach ruefully observes: “When I come up here I get called white; I go back there and get called black. I feel like I don’t know myself.”