Just as African-American filmmaking has blossomed in the past 10 years, there has been a major push to tell stories by Indigenous Australians that has reached the tipping point with THE SAPPHIRES. Directed by actor-turned filmmaker WAYNE BLAIR, it swept the Australian equivalent of the Oscars, winning 11 awards including Best Film and Best Direction. In this exclusive clip, RBTV’s Mike D. chats with Blair, discussing the film and the rise of films by people of color Down Under.

THE SAPPHIRES will be released theatrically in NYC and LA on Mach 22 and expand to other cities (including Philly) on March 29.

Photographed by Craig Carpenter and Phillip Todd.
The Sapphires

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