The Skin of Others

Directed by Tom Murray, 2020 Australia 91 minutes
All Ages
Rentals are limited, save up to 35% with a bundle!

A compelling portrait of an extraordinary figure, Aboriginal WWI soldier Douglas Grant, featuring acclaimed Indigenous actor Balang Tom E. Lewis (in his final performance).

Grant (c.1885-1951) was extraordinarily famous in his day, an intellectual, a journalist, a soldier, a reader of Shakespeare and a bagpipe player who could put on a fine Scottish accent. His life story connects Archduke Franz Ferdinand, Adolf Hitler, and Henry Lawson among other famous figures as he moved from Australia to Europe, UK and back. Lewis’s thoughtful and often playful reflections on Grant’s life, along with guest appearances from Max Cullen and Archie Roach, connect to the larger story of Australia’s tragic colonial history and its troubled relationship with First Australians.  

Tom Murray is a writer, director and producer. His debut Dhakiyarr vs the King (SFF 2004) won a NSW Premier’s History Award. Other films: In My Father’s Country (2008); Love in Our Own Time (2013).  

Program Strand
Documentary Australia Foundation Award,
Classification
All Ages
Language
In English and Dyirbal with English subtitles
Premiere Status
World Premiere,
Director
Tom Murray,
Producer
Tom Murray,
Screenwriter
Tom Murray,
Cinematographer
Allan Collins, Kathryn Milliss,
Editor
Hilary Balmond,
Genre
Biographical, History, Indigenous, Mental Health, Discrimination,
Company Credits
Production Company: Tarpaulin Productions,