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Tudawali

Ernie Dingo delivers an outstanding portrayal of Robert Tudawali, the first Aboriginal film star, whose lead role in Jedda is iconic in Australian cinema. The film traces the life of Tudawali from the moment he’s selected to play the lead in Jedda, right through until his premature death at around age 40 from severe burns. It also portrays the stark contrasts between Tudawali’s home outside Darwin, and his life in Sydney, where he did most of his filming for movies and TV series.

This powerful and important story also stars Charles “Bud” Tingwell and serves as a vital document on Australian film history and Aboriginal culture.

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