The Skin of Others

The Skin of Others

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In his final performance, Indigenous actor Balang Tom E. Lewis (The Proposition) portrays extraordinary Aboriginal WWI soldier Douglas Grant in this Australian documentary from filmmaker Tom Murray. More

"Grant (c.1885-1951) was extraordinarily famous in his day, an intellectual, a journalist, a soldier, a reader of Shakespeare and a bagpipe player who could put on a fine Scottish accent. His life story connects Archduke Franz Ferdinand, Adolf Hitler, and Henry Lawson among other famous figures as he moved from Australia to Europe, UK and back. Lewis’s thoughtful and often playful reflections on Grant’s life, along with guest appearances from Max Cullen and Archie Roach, connect to the larger story of Australia’s tragic colonial history and its troubled relationship with First Australians." (Sydney Film Festival)

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202091 minsAustralia
True Story & BiographyHistorical

The Skin of Others | Reviews

The Guardian

The Guardian

Tom Murray’s movie is a living, breathing investigation into the human rights activist’s life and a tribute to Lewis, who died while it was being made.

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