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The Intervention
Examining the impact of the Australian government's so-called 'intervention' policy on aboriginal communities.
Last Modified: 29 Jul 2011 12:54

Filmmaker: Julie Nimmo

Recorded over eight months in the community of Katherine in the Northern Territory of Australia, The Intervention reveals the federal government's implementation of its so-called 'intervention'.

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It shows the impact of this controversial policy - which has recently been declared racist by the UN special rapporteur on indigenous human rights - on the aboriginal communities it is designed to 'stabilise'.

The film, by director Julie Nimmo, follows a range of people from within the community as well as the local government workers tasked with implementing the policy. It puts a human face on the consequences of a policy that has divided the country.

 



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