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88 / directed by Adrian Russell Wills.
Originally broadcast on ABC-TV, 30 January 2014. DVD. Classification: G "'88' is a landmark documentary exploring the remarkable events that led up to January 26th 1988. The Bicentennial of the First Fleet was a watershed moment in Australian history and it triggered the largest gathering of Indigenous people this country has ever seen, who came together to tell their story. The protest that occurred on that day instigated mass public debate about the concept of Australian history, the position of Aboriginal people in contemporary society and their sheer determination to be heard. It signaled the beginning of true reconciliation and reminded white Australia it has a black history." - Back cover. "'88' is a landmark documentary exploring the remarkable events that led up to January 26th 1988. The Bicentennial of the First Fleet was a watershed moment in Australian history and it triggered the largest gathering of Indigenous people this country has ever seen, who came together to tell their story. The protest that occurred on that day instigated mass public debate about the concept of Australian history, the position of Aboriginal people in contemporary society and their sheer determination to be heard. It signaled the beginning of true reconciliation and reminded white Australia it has a black history." - Back cover.