Thursday, April 10, 2014


Dear Valeria,

I was so arrogant to believe that the film-makers would follow my book very very closely, as for the script, I was like 'Is this my story?', but it's a matter of knowing and seeing the point of view of the film-makers. I was coming from a writer's perspective so I had to shift a little too to realise how the book makes a good film, makes a good story. Also, I was script consultant so I was there to see that no indigenous culture was breached and see that they respected the Aboriginal people's express wishes. When I asked my mother for permission to write the book she said, 'Yes, you can write the book, tell the story but don't talk about forbidden subjects.'

Best regards,

Doris Pilkington Garimara

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