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Year: 1997

Classification: Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG

Runtime: 53 min

Produced In: Australia

Directed By: Paul Roy

Produced By: Paul Roy

Language: English

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A DYING SHAME examines the plight of Aboriginal health in Australia. Through the personal stories of families and individuals within the Aboriginal community in Borroloola in the Northern Territory, this film reveals the human tragedy behind the bald statistics of Aboriginal health.

Shot over nine months the film documents the struggles of individuals and their families in the face of poor health and an ineffectual health system, said to be one of the most inequitable health services in the Western world.

Produced, directed and written by PAUL ROY
Associate Producer JENNY AINGE
Cinematographer SIMON SMITH
Additional Photography PAUL ROY

Produced with the financial assistance of the Australian FIlm Finance Corporation.
Produced with assistance and finance from the NSW Film & TV Office.
Produced with the assistance of SBS Independent.
Produced with assistance from the Australian Film Commission.
A production of Iguana Films, in co-operation with Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR).