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Title Flour, sugar and tea / written and directed by Lee Willis-Ardler ; producer: Gina Twyble.

Published Western Australia : Kanopy, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 streaming video (26 minutes, 39 seconds) : sound, colour
polychrome rdacc
Summary In Australia, the average life expectancy for Indigenous men is 59. For non-Indigenous men it is 77. As Prime Minister Kevin Rudd vows to close the gap in life expectancy between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, Aboriginal writer/director, Lee Willis, speaks to the former Federal Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Mal Brough; the Country Women's Association; his local GP, and ordinary Aboriginal people to find out what caused the gap and what can be done to close it. Flour, Sugar And Tea goes behind the statistics to tell the personal story of John De Satge (Johno), an inspiring Aboriginal man who died early of non-alcohol related cirrhosis of the liver as the result of an unhealthy diet. "Johno is an Aboriginal man from the far Northwest of Queensland who is dying. You can hear the depth of his heartache in his voice," says Lee. "The other day I asked him, 'Do you feel frightened?'. His reply was, 'Death doesn't scare me. Only the thought of not seeing my kids grow up, or seeing them go into the same cycle as I did'." Johno is not alone. The Aboriginal community in Australia suffers from far higher incidences of heart disease, diabetes and other diet and lifestyle-related health problems than non-Indigenous Australians. This is the legacy of hundreds of years of interference by white people in the traditional Aboriginal diet. What is the solution? Who can help? And why is it happening? Lee Willis is angry, and thinks other people should be too, and he believes the first step in solving the problem is to get some answers.
Original Version Electronic reproduction. Originally produced: Australia : Luminous Films in association with the ABC, 2007.
System notes Streaming video.
Other author Willis-Ardler, Lee, director, screenwriter.
Twyble, Gina, producer.
Luminous Films, production company.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation, production company.
Kanopy (Firm), issuing body.
Subject Indigenous peoples -- Health and hygiene -- Australia.
Medicine, Rural -- Australia.
Rural health services -- Australia.
Aboriginal Australians -- Health and hygiene.
Health planning -- Australia.