“Australia’s colonial and racist underpinnings are revealed in the penetrating and stylish crime docu The Tall Man. Helmer Tony Krawitz creates a vivid portrait of an Australian island enraged by the death of an Aboriginal man while in custody of the local, predominantly white-run police force.” Variety magazine
The Tall Man is the story of Palm Island, a tropical paradise in Australia’s Far North. It is the story of Cameron Doomadgee, who in 2004 was arrested for swearing at Senior Sergeant Chris Hurley – the ‘tall man’ of the title. 45 minutes later, Doomadgee was dead. This extraordinary documentary takes the audience into the coronial inquest; into the riot that rocketed the story to the nation’s front pages; the charging of Hurley for murder and the once notorious Queensland police force.
Based on the award-winning book by Chloe Hooper, The Tall Man is a gripping and provocative film that exposes the inescapable complexities of Australia’s racial politics, and a haunting moral puzzle that no viewer will forget.
Thanks to our friends at Hopscotch, we are giving away 20 double passes to see The Tall Man in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth from 17 November. To win, be one of the first 20 people to send us an email with your name, postal address, and where you first found out about this giveaway.