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Richard Frankland is a filmmaker, musician, poet and activist. He been an artist for over forty years. As a Field Investigator for the Royal Commission into Black Deaths in Custody in the late 1980s, he was left with an urge to change attitudes. He has made a significant mark as a Koori filmmaker, winning awards for his string of documentaries and short films: Harry’s War, No Way To Forget and After Mabo. His songs have been recorded by Archie Roach and Tiddas and his latest album is Dingo’s Brekky. Frankland is the co-founder of Taram Records was formerly General Manager of Ilbijerri.

Walking into the Bigness
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Walking into the Bigness

Richard Frankland

A theatrical collection of stories and songs from Richard Frankland’s extraordinary life as a child abattoir-worker, a young soldier, a fisherman and a field officer for the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. These are Richard’s tales, given universal voice on the stage. 

Richard Frankland ( Conversations with the Dead) is a Gunditjmara man, an author, and a singer/songwriter. Working on the front line of Indigenous issues for the past twenty-five years, his aim has been to facilitate the voice of Indigenous Australians and bridge the gap between black and white. 

Walking into the Bigness is an intimate, emotional and humorous work that will take you through the undulating terrain of a life, to step into the unknown.

Includes a foreword from Wayne Blair and an introduction from Chris Mead.

'I doubt there has been a more potent illustration of the casual as well as entrenched systemic racism in Australia in the 1970s and 80s on our stages.'  The Australian

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Cast : 4F, 39M, 4 boys (doubling possible)
Currency Press | 978-1-92500-590-5 | Sales rights: worldwide, except Aust/NZ | PB