Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Aurukun realities

The Politics of Suffering: Indigenous Australia and the End of the Liberal Consensus by Peter Sutton

In the video of the book launch (at Readings in Melbourne in July 2009) Marcia Langton and Peter Sutton embark on the difficult task of exposing the disastrous situation in Aurukun by spelling out difficult to face realities and contrasting that with the romantic stereotype.

Below is a 4 minute extract from the longer video here. The format is an interview /discussion between Marcia Langton and Peter Sutton. Definitely worth watching the longer version.

Background information about Peter Sutton's extensive research into the Wik people here

Book review: Untruth by Omission

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