Our Aboriginal Brothers
Original Airdate: 11/21/1974
Afro-Americans in the performing arts
Australian aborigines - Ethnic identity
Public Affairs: Current Events
Johnson, Fred (Halim Adbur Rashid)
Council of Elders, Inc. - Boston - Massachusetts
Educational Talent Search Program - Boston - Massachusetts
Program focuses on the culture of Australian aborigines. Host/interviewer Dighton Spooner speaks with Gulpilil and other Australians about music, ceremonies, instruments, costuming, and the requirements for the survival of Australia's aboriginal culture. Interviews touch upon offers from European companies to purchase tribal lands, Australia's attempts to restore its native culture, rules governing "mixed blood" in Australian government, the impact of African American leaders on Australia, the creative force behind aboriginal cultures, and European repression of native cultural tradition. Additional program segments include two mime performances by Halim Adbur Rashid (Fred Johnson), "Blast From the Past" (with an interview with Cleve Sellers, member of the Cornell University development staff), "Information" on college preparatory services, "Access" (on the services of the Council of Elders, Inc.), the "Community Calendar," and "Commentary" by Producer Marita Rivero. Original air date estimated.
Dance Theatre of Boston, The (dancers)
Fred Johnson (Halim Adbur Rashid) (mime)
Boston Art Ensemble (theme music)
June Cross (community coordinator)
Stephen Farrier (community coordinator)
Steve Izzi (audio mixer)
Sallie McGuire (production assistant)
Huntley Nicholas Jr. (film sound)
Dighton Spooner (researcher)
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