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Travis Akbar

Travis Akbar

Travis Akbar is a Wongutha man who grew up on the west coast of South Australia. He is a screenwriter and freelance writer. 

'Incarceration Nation': An essential documentary on Indigenous deaths in custody

ABR Arts 14 September 2021
Dean Gibson, a Guugu Yimithirr man, is the writer and director of Incarceration Nation, one of the latest documentaries on SBS On Demand. It’s worth noting this because Incarceration Nation, for those who believe this country was ‘settled’ and is equal for all, is essential viewing. Gibson says that ‘Australia was founded by the English with one clear purpose: to create a prison island. Mo ... (read more)

'My Name is Gulpilil' | An intimate look at a revered actor

ABR Arts 07 June 2021
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.) ... (read more)