Tag: Aboriginal

2017, Books, Non-Fiction

Killers of the Flower Moon (2017) by David Grann

This book is an eye-opening story that is part true crime, part history and part investigation into one of the worst parts of American history, a story that has seemingly been mostly forgotten, due to the ethnicity of the victims and how it violates American national myths. It is an awful story, but it is …

2013, Movies

Charlie’s Country (2013, Rolf de Heer)

This is an affecting portrait of what life is like for an Aboriginal elder living life on a reserve in the Norther Territory. It is extremely well done and it makes me think that we need its equivalent in Canada. (Excuse my ignorance: if such a movie does exist, please do let me know and …

2006, Movies

Ten Canoes (2006, Rolf de Heer, Peter Djigirr)

Well this is an interesting little piece of history. It certainly is important, since it’s probably the first true film documentation of this particular story. As film it is a little too meta for what it is doing, but then that appears to be the nature of this story (and perhaps many Abo stories). I …