100-Word TIFF: “The Tall Man”

An uncomfortable documentary on Cameron Doomadgee, an aboriginal Australian found dead in his cell 45 minutes after being taken in for public drunkenness. The sometimes murky guilt of unprosecuted Senior Sergeant Chris Hurley seems evident by the end, but what this film does portray is the horrific shades of grey at the heart of Australia’s racial tensions. Yes, Hurley’s action were wrong, and the subsequent police cover up is truly astounding, but there is also much time dedicated to domestic abuse, alcoholism and suicide in the aboriginal community. A sad, beautifully shot and thorough piece that doesn’t seek easy answers.


About alfla

Playwright, screenwriter, sometime improv enthusiast and full-time television lover. You know, in THAT way.
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One Response to 100-Word TIFF: “The Tall Man”

  1. H.E. ELLIS says:

    This looks really intense but I think I’d want to see it anyway.

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