Black Man Down


A frightening look into the very core of the Aboriginal psyche. The Black Man is alone in a prison cell and feels that he cannot go on. Will he survive the night? Death calls him but the spirits urge him to live.

This short experimental drama offers a spiritual alternative to fighting the system. To overcome injustice, return to your spiritual roots for healing to take place.


Andrew Booth - Priest
Karen Crone - Policewoman
David Hudson - Waxy Packer
Linda Johnson - Mulweena
Release dates
1 April 1996 - Australia
PG - Parental guidance

Black Man Down was screened to global audiences as part of the Sand to Celluloid collection of Aboriginal short films.

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Korff, J 2020, Black Man Down, <>, retrieved 17 May 2021

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