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Angelica Cristina Dio
Feature Documentary, Social Justice, Indigenous Australian culture.

Shot before Blak Douglas won the Archibald Prize in 2022, this documentary focuses on the artist as he researches his family, exploring the life of his grandmother and painting her portrait as part of a triptych exhibited at the National Gallery of Australia’s Indigenous Art Triennial: Defying Empire

The filmmaker follows the artist as he investigates his story about family, culture, art and colonialism, and exposing the painful truth that his grandmother was torn from her family as a child by the Aboriginal Protection Board and forced into servitude.

Uruguayan/Australian director Angelica Cristina Dio creates a compelling portrait of the artist as he examines his own experiences and creative practice in light of his research. 

A film about creativity, family, culture and identity, Blak Douglas vs the Commonwealth is a powerful documentary work that needs to be seen.

Ngaala Kaaditj, Whadjuk Nyoongar Moort, keyen kaadak nidja boodja.
Revelation Film Festival acknowledge the mighty Whadjuk Nyoongar people as the original custodians of this land. We pay our respects to their elders past, present and future. We also support First Nations people internationally and their struggles for recognition, justice and equality. We reflect these voices in our program and demonstrate this commitment through our approach to the sector from the Board down.

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