Oondamoroo - Ernie Dingo

A profile of Ernie Dingo, one of Australia's finest contemporary actors.

The documentary traces his career from his birthplace in the tiny Western Australian town of Mullewa, to Geraldton High school, to working as a sign writer in Perth to a career as a stand up comic, film actor and television personality.

The film includes clips from his plays and films including 'State of Shock'; 'Clowning Around', 'A Walk through the hills', 'Cowra Breakout', 'The Fringe Dwellers', Crocodile Dundee II', 'Until the end of the World' and 'Tudawali' in which his powerful performance as one of Australia's first Aboriginal actors; Robert Tudawali, earned Dingo the Special Jury Prize at the Banff Television Festival.

The documentary also describes how through his work he has helped Aboriginal children deal with the notion of 'shame' and how he broken new ground in the presentation of cultural difference and opened up a greater awareness and understanding of Aboriginal Australia.

This program is released for non theatrical use within educational, government and business organisations. Additional payments under a Screenrights licence are not required. Please contact us for Exhibition or Streaming Licences.

Production Year: 
1992
Duration: 
55 mins
Series Episode
Standard $110
Schools $88
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