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My Name is Gulpilil

A revered actor who bucked trends
ABCDFilm
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ABR Arts 07 June 2021

My Name is Gulpilil

A revered actor who bucked trends
ABCDFilm
by
ABR Arts 07 June 2021
A still from the documentary My Name is Gulpilil (ABCGFilm)
A still from the documentary My Name is Gulpilil (ABCGFilm)

In 1955, Charles Chauvel’s Jedda – the first colour feature film made in Australia – was released. At the January première in Darwin, the two Aboriginal cast members, Rosalie Kunoth-Monks and Robert Tudawali, were the only ones permitted to sit with the white people. (Later that year it was released in the United Kingdom as Jedda the Uncivilized.)