From Bourke with Love
- DIRECTOR Irene Ulman
- PRODUCER Irene Ulman
- CONSULTANT PRODUCER Pat Fiske
- COMPLETION YEAR In Development
An award-winning journalist, Allan Clarke, returns to his hometown, Bourke, to explore the civil rights struggle in the town and how reviving the memory of that struggle can change lives for the children of Bourke today. That fight decades ago, affects young people today in Bourke and across Australia, and the stakes are high. Aboriginal youth are the most incarcerated in the world and the most likely to kill themselves. Bourke is associated with poverty, dysfunction and failure. Allan’s journey to reveal Bourke’s hidden black history blows this depressing and constricted narrative apart. It is intimate, honest, confronting and ultimately inspiring, as he begins to engage the children in the process of discovering the past. Together they will ask the hardest questions. Did the old people’s struggle fail? How can the town recover the spirit that imbued its passionate earlier activism? How to ensure it’s not too late for the children?