Eureka Centre Ballarat is proud to join with the Aboriginal Education Centre at Federation University to host Indigenous Film Explored at Eureka Centre For NAIDOC Week, with a screening and discussion about the ground-breaking 1981 film, Wrong Side of the Road.
The film will be introduced by Ballarat Indigenous musician and educator, Deb Clark, who will also chair the panel discussion.
The low budget, but award-winning feature film, follows two Aboriginal bands, No Fixed Address and Us Mob, for two days on the road across South Australia.
Wrong Side of the Road is the first Australian film to feature a predominantly Indigenous cast and to explore the lives and identity of urban Aboriginal people, including the Stolen Generation.
Recently restored by the National Film and Sound Archive, Wrong Side of the Road is notable for its innovative combination of drama and documentary, propelled by performances of impassioned songs of struggle and improvised scenes that lend the film a poignant authenticity.
The screening of Wrong Side of the Road will be followed by a panel discussion with No Fixed Address guitarist, Ricky Harrison, and the band’s roadie, Ken Hampton, who both feature in the film.