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Redfern Now

The first Indigenous prime-time drama series on Australian television

Redfern Now was a TV drama series (2 seasons and a telemovie), shown on ABC in 2012-13. It was produced by Blackfella Films as part of the ABC’s Indigenous Department.

'Redfern Now explores contemporary inner city Indigenous life. These powerful, moving, funny, bittersweet stories centre on a diverse group of individuals exploring their strength, flaws and resilience. Over six episodes we join the households of six different families whose lives are changed by a moment's decision, an accident or a seemingly insignificant incident. It is a series about extraordinary events in ordinary lives…Redfern Now is the first drama series written, directed and produced by Indigenous Australians.'

Faye Ginsburg has written about the series here:

(Ginsburg, F (2017), Beyond the Burden: Global Collaborations, Local Stories and Televisual Sovereignty, in H Gilbert, D Phillipson & M Raheja (eds), In the Balance: Indigeneity, Performance and Globalization. Liverpool University Press, pp123-142.)