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Author MacDougall, David.

Title Link-up diary : a film / by David MacDougall.

Publication Info. [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2014.


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 West Hartford - Downloadable Materials  Kanopy E-Video    Downloadable
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Description 1 online resource (1 video file, 90 min.) : digital, stereo, sound, color.
video file MPEG-4 Flash
Series AIATSIS Collection
AIATSIS Collection.
Note On cover: "On the road with link-up, an orgsanisation that re-unites Aboriginal families.
Event Originally produced by Ronin Films in 1987.
Summary Link-Up Diary explores the consequences of the New South Wales governments long-term practice of taking Aboriginal children away from their parents and raising them in “white” environments. The film takes the form of a personal journey by the filmmaker, David MacDougall, as he spends a week on the road with three workers from Link-Up. Link-Up is an Aboriginal organisation founded in 1980 by Oomera (Coral) Edwards, herself taken away from her family, to help Aboriginal people find their lost parents and other relatives. As the film shows, being reunited with ones family is only the first step in the process. Then begins the long and often difficult stage of learning to accept both the new family members and ones new identity. The film follows Oomera and two of her colleagues (historian Peter Read, and Link-Up trainee Robyne Vincent) as they follow up several of their cases in and around Sydney. In the process, they reunite a young woman with her father. Through these visits, we learn how children were taken and placed in institutions or put out for fostering or adoption by white families and the impact this separation had on the children themselves and their families.--Kanopy.
Original Version Originally produced Canberra, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, c1987.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Link-up (Organisation)
Children, Aboriginal Australian -- Care -- Australia -- New South Wales.
Aboriginal Australians -- Treatment -- Australia -- New South Wales.
Australia -- Population policy.
Added Author Kanopy (Firm)
Added Title Cutting edge (Television program)
Music No. 1060396 Kanopy
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