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Year: 2007

Classification: Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG

Runtime: 52 min

Produced In: Australia

Directed By: Trevor Almeida

Produced By: Trevor Almeida

Language: English

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An intimate view of "The Block", situated in Sydney's Redfern district as seen through the eyes of Aboriginal Elder, Joyce Ingram.

Joyce Ingram has living in the notorious Redfern neighbourhood called "The Block". She has fought battles and has won some historically significant ones.

She lived on The Block when it was the first urban land rights victory for Indigenous Australians in the 1970s.

Today, she struggles to support the kids on the troubled Block, to save them from drug overdoses, the cops and the loneliness of prison.

At 83, she faces her greatest battle — saving her home.

This is a window into a tough world. It exposes the daily struggles of an urban Indigenous community and an elder's resilience, compassion and love.

Produced and Directed by Trevor Almeida
Associate Director - Penelope McManus
Camera - Grant Cawood, Penelope McManus, Trevor Almeida
Editor - Harriet Clutterbuck
Composer - Nicolette Boaz
Associate Producers - Ben Harding, Clifford Terry
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