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How historically accurate is the film High Ground? The violence it depicts is uncomfortably close to the truth
Young men and boys at the top of Arguluk Hill looking down on the Oenpelli mission, 1930, Northern Territory Archives Service
Wednesday 10 February 2021
Laura Rademaker, the Research Centre's Deputy Director, has joined with Dr Sally K May and Senior Traditional Elder Julie Narndal Gumurdul, to consider the historical accuracy of the film 'High Ground'.
They conclude that 'High Ground ... is a highly dramatised piece of art. But, as the filmmakers have said, it’s closer to uncomfortable historical truths than we might expect. By showcasing such stories, the film will hopefully encourage broader reflection on Australia’s violent history, and its enduring legacies.'