Couldn’t Be Fairer

Director: Dennis O’Rourke

Institute History

  • 1986 Sundance Film Festival


Couldn’t Be Fairer is an extrordindary account of life for Aboriginal people. It depicts with considerable honesty the racial violence and political condescense—if not oppression—faced by the first Australians in their battle for land rights. Narrated and made in collaboration with Aboriginal activist Mick Miller, Couldn’t Be Fairer makes astute use of archival footage to give historical depth to scenes of contemporary desolation and abuse. The film, notwithstanding several others on the some subject, is the most hard hitting statement about racial conflict yet made in Australia.

Screening Details


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