Dancing with the Prime Minister will screen on ABC1 during Message Stick on Sunday 22nd of August.
On an unseasonably warm evening in 1968 Australian Prime Minister John Gorton, wearing evening dress, walked slowly along a line of 25 young Aboriginal women, dressed in white satin, standing silently in the Sydney Town Hall. Gorton was in Sydney for the first ever national Aboriginal debutante ball, held to celebrate the previous year’s landslide referendum when 90.77% of Australians voted ‘‘Yes” to Aboriginal rights.
Directed by: Lara Cole
Producer: Anne Delaney / november films
Line Producer: Tracey Savage [Metro Screen graduate]