Jedda (1955)




Director:    Charles Chauvel

Starring:     Ngarla Kunoth (Jedda), Robert Tudawali (Marbuck), Betty Suttor (Sarah McMann), Paul Reynall (Joe), George Simpson-Lyttle (Douglas McMann), Tas Fitzer (Peter Wallis), Wason Byers (Felix Romero), Willie Farrar (Little Joe), Margaret Dingle (Little Jedda)

first Australian produced film to be shot in color; the first to use Aboriginal actors in lead roles; first to be featured at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival.

Conflict arises when an Aboriginal girl is separated from her culture.







Source:  Film in Australia.




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