The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith
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The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith
Based on a novel by Thomas Keneally, which was in turn inspired by actual events, this drama is a shocking indictment of the racism inflicted on the indigenous people of Australia. Jimmie (Tommy Lewis) is a half-white, half-aborigine young man raised by a Methodist minister. Feeling outcast among the aborigines, Jimmie moves to the city and gets a job working for a white family. When a white serving girl at the estate becomes pregnant, everyone is convinced that Jimmie is the father; to spare the girl's honor, Jimmie marries her and is allowed to live with her on the estate. But after the… More
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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A powerful unsettling film about racism in Australia in 1900."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"One of the greatest films to come from Australia."
‑ Phil Hall, Film Threat
"Schepisi directs with an immediate energy and crisp cutting that reminded me of films like The Harder They Come (1972)."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"A powerful and confronting story: one of the most significant films of the 1970s film renaissance in Australia"
‑ Andrew L. Urban, Urban Cinefile
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