Born in the Kimberley with a debilitating bone disease, Connie's first baby steps, broke both her legs. She was rejected by her father and had to spend most of her childhood on a mission. The mission staff didn't tell the Aboriginal children where they were from nor who their parents were, making Connie search for the identity of her mother and (white) father.
Often confronted with her part-Aboriginality, Connie (Connie McDonald) found acceptance in a German man and concludes: "When I grew up, I grew into myself."
Flashbacks are supported by original footage of those days.
- Release dates
- May 13th, 2006 - Australia
World premiere at the Indigenous Arts Festival, Sydney.
- G - general
Notes on two missions in the Kimberley near Broome in Western Australia.
Find "Aunty Connie" on DVD or BluRay
Disclosure: I get commissions for purchases made through some of the below links.
Other films by Ivan Sen
Explore more Aboriginal movies
Explore movie history with the Aboriginal film timeline.
Take the quiz: Are you an Aboriginal movie buff?