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Title The Tall Man / Director: Krawitz, Tony.

Published Australia : SBS ONE [broadcaster], 2012 February 05 at 20:30:00.
[Place of production not identified] : [Production company not identified], 2011.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 streaming video file (1 hr. 18 min. 39 sec.) ; 471131210 bytes
Summary The Tall Man is the 2011 Walkley Award-winning documentary about the events on Palm Island that follow the death of local Indigenous man Cameron Doomadgee. On the morning of November 19, 2004, Cameron Doomadgee was arrested for public nuisance. An hour later he lay dead in a watchhouse cell. The documentary interviews the family, friends and residents of the community on the island as they struggle to understand what happened to Cameron and the tragic events that subsequently followed his death. AFI Award winning director Tony Krawitz delves into the gruesome accounts of Doomadgee's death and the trial of Senior Sergeant Chris Hurley. The police claimed that Doomadgee had tripped on a step but when word reached the local community, Palm Islanders rioted and burnt down the police station. The subsequent trial of Hurley, who had been previously been decorated for his work in Aboriginal communities, made headlines day after day, shadowed by Queensland police threatening to strike. Based on the same titled book by previous Walkley Award-winning author Chloe Hooper, The Tall Man tells the gripping tale of two worlds clashing and a haunting moral puzzle few could forget. (Commissioned by SBS) (Documentary) M (L) CC.
Audience Classification M ACMA.
Other author Krawitz, Tony, director.
Boe, Andrew, actor.
Doomadgee, Elizabeth, actor.
Doomadgee, Jane, actor.
Doomadgee, Lloyd, actor.
Koch, Tony, actor.
Kyle, Erykah, actor.
Leahy, Clinton, actor.
Twaddle, Tracey, actor.
Yanner, Murrandoo, actor.
Yanner, T.J., actor.
Subject Police -- Complaints against.
Police brutality.
Victims of crimes -- Family relationships.
Prisoners, Aboriginal Australian.
Doomadgee, Mulrunji.