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Mabo tells the story of Eddie Koiki Mabo, the Torres Strait Islander who left school at fifteen, yet spearheaded the High Court challenge that once and for all overthrew the notion of terra nullius. Hand in hand with this David and Goliath legal battle is the tender love story of Koiki and Bonita, the woman he met as a teenager, and loved through thirty years of marriage and the raising of ten children. It tells of the deep love and partnership that fuelled their fight for Australian law to recognise traditional land rights. Although Koiki never lived to hear the High Court's decision that returned his land to him, the name Mabo has become known nationwide.
2011; 2012

Redfern Now

In the first of six, one hour dramas highlighting indigenous inner-city culture, Grace (Leah Purcell) and Wesley (Alec Doomadgee) haven't had a holiday for years - with two kids and Wesley's work, there hasn't been time. Now they're off on the holiday of a lifetime and the taxi is waiting to take them to the airport. Grace just needs to pop back into the house for one last thing when the phone rings. It's her nephew Tyler - his mother Lilly is off her meds and raving, and he and his little sister Maddi are desperate for help. Wesley can't believe her sister is messing things up for them again, but Grace knows she has to help, nobody else will. She'll be back in time to make the flight. But Lilly is in no mood to cooperate and Grace reluctantly has to have her committed.

Redfern Now Promise Me: Promise Me

The final installment of ABC TVs critically acclaimed and multi award-winning drama Redfern Now. The powerful telemovie entitled Promise Me will explore the impact of a violent crime on two women and the fight for justice that ensues. This powerful, heartbreaking and yet uplifting story has been written by the AACTA award-winning Steven McGregor, and is directed by the ADG award-winning Rachel Perkins.