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.
- Daniel "Trials" Rankine (A.B. Original co-founder)
Nathan "Birdz" Bird
- Release dates
- 16 August 2020 – Premiere at the Melbourne International Film Festival
20 August 2020 – SBS on Demand
- M - Mature
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Other films by Steven McGregor & Danielle MacLean
- 1996Marn Grook
- 2002Cold Turkey
- 2006My Brother Vinnie
- 2009In a League Of Their Own
- 2010Tales From The Daly: 'Nauiyu Nambiyu'
- 2010Intervention – 2 Years On
- 2011Running to America
- 2012Croker Island Exodus
- 2013Big Name No Blanket
- 2016Servant or Slave
- 2017The Warriors
- 2018Black Comedy (Season 3)
- 2019Blue Water Empire
- 2019Black Comedy (Season 4)
- 2021Copping it Black
- 2022True Colours
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