How Far Have We Come?
In 2003 a group of Year 9 students from a predominantly white, middle class school travel by bus to remote Aboriginal settlements in central Australia. Nearly 40 years ago a group of white and black Australians travelled through outback NSW on the so-called Freedom Ride. Gary Foley tells the story. The programme examines how those bus trips affected the lives of the participants and, in the case of the Freedom Ride, how it served to highlight issues of inequality between white and indigenous Australians. Through these journeys the programme poses important questions: how much have we learned as a society about equal access and opportunity for all our citizens? How much have we learned about tolerance and understanding? 'How Far Have We Come' was nominated for an ATOM (Aust Teachers of Media) award for Best Indigenous Resource, 2004.
Production Year: 2003
Duration: 30 min
Printable Resources: Yes
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