Australia: Backroads (Phillip Noyce, 1977)

Noyce collaborated on Backroads with Aboriginal activist Gary Foley, who, apart from his political actions such as the establishment of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy in Canberra in 1972, had also worked in theatre. As a result, Backroads is the first feature in which Aboriginal characters in major roles are neither romanticized nor patronized. Foley and […]