Conceived and performed by Goenpul Jagara/Bundjulung poet and filmmaker Romaine Moreton and co-written, co-directed by Alana Valentine, One Billion Beats is a new theatre work that draws together Australian cinematic history with poetry and original score. The work examines the historical representation of Aboriginal people in Australian cinema and its projection onto Romaine’s own lived experience and personal stories.
One Billion Beats is a profoundly political and resonant work, an act of intellectual courage and personal candor that privileges an Indigenous perspective on cultural representation in film and beyond. A story of insight, horror, relevance and beauty.
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Sydney Morning Herald