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Looky Looky Here Comes Cooky

Synopsis

Looky Looky Here Comes Cooky creates a new songline for 21st century Australia, a fresh look at the Cook legend from a First Nations' perspective.

The songline tells of connection to country, spirituality, resistance and survival and features the cheeky, sharp and heartfelt showman, Steven Oliver, with his poetry and a host of outstanding, political Aboriginal singers and songwriters (see cast below).

The film takes you on an incredible and scenic journey across Australia from the cliffs of Kurnell to the Torres Strait. As Oliver travels the land interrogating Cook’s legacy, he poses the question — in 2020, does Australia have a blurred history of Cook?

Looky Looky Here Comes Cooky offers an alternative truth from an Indigenous perspective and asks us to open our eyes to possibilities or different realities of truth and ignites further discussion that Australia still needs to have.

Watch it for free on SBS on Demand.

Details

Cast
Daniel "Trials" Rankine (A.B. Original co-founder)
Nathan "Birdz" Bird
Mo'Ju
Alice Skye
Mau Power
Fred Leone
Kev Carmody
Release dates
16 August 2020 – Premiere at the Melbourne International Film Festival
20 August 2020 – SBS on Demand
Rating
M - Mature
Notes

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Harvard citation

Korff, J 2020, Looky Looky Here Comes Cooky, <https://www.creativespirits.info/resources/movies/looky-looky-here-comes-cooky>, retrieved 30 October 2020

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