Does dark skin make you black or light skin make you white? When Bindi Cole tells people that she is Aboriginal, so many of them respond by saying: Not Really Aboriginal. What is Aboriginal? According to most white experts, it's a black person who lives in a remote community, has social issues and claims benefits that are way above what they deserve. So, being white, fairly socially adjusted and living in an urban area in Victoria, where does Cole fit in? Not Really Aboriginal explores how black you need to look to be considered Aboriginal and how white Aboriginals cross the cultural divide. Ultimately, it is a celebration of Aboriginality in all its forms.
Presented in partnership with the 2008 Next Wave Festival
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