Bit of Black Business is a compilation of Aboriginal Australian short films which premiered on the Indigenous Film Festival 2007 in Sydney.
The shorts cover a broad range of topics. Some cover earnest, serious topics like relationships (Custard, Too Late, Two Big Boys, The Turtle), Indigenous unemployment (Days Like These) or the Stolen Generations (Back Seat, Bloodlines). Other are more humourous and tell of super-grandmothers (Nana), ‘special’ businesses (Done Dirt Cheap, Hush) or racial reservations (Jackie Jackie).
Bit of Black Business is a balanced compilation of movies by 13 Indigenous filmmakers from around Australia. If you are interested in a snapshot of contemporary Aboriginal themes this DVD is for you.
The Bit of Black Business shorts are:
- Custard (Michelle Blanchard)
- Too Late (Michael Longbottom)
- Two Big Boys (Jon Bell)
- Days Like These (Martin Adams)
- Back Seat (Pauline Whyman)
- Nana (Warwick Thornton)
- Bloodlines (Jacob Nash)
- The Turtle (Kelli Cross)
- Sharpeye (Aaron Fa’aoso)
- Done Dirt Cheap (Debbie Carmody)
- Kwatye (Trisha Morton-Thomas)
- Hush (Dena Curtis)
- Jackie Jackie (Adrian Wills)
All these films are fantastic: Laugh, cry, learn.—Forum comment
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