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New Movie Highlights Racism, Tension in Inter-War Australia

A provocative film that chronicles racism and brutality in the 1920s has been released in Australia. Set in the red dust of the outback, "Sweet Country" is the story of an Aboriginal herder who goes on the run after killing a white landowner in self-defense. The film is a historical, Western-style epic that has at its heart racist aggression between white colonialists and Australia’s indigenous population they displaced. The movie is directed by celebrated Aboriginal filmmaker...

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