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Sonja Hammer has in the JOY studio two special guests, Aboriginal film director Ivan Sen and iconic Indigenous Australian actor Aaron Pedersen talking about their latest collaboration Goldstone. Goldstone is the sequel,follow on film, after Mystery Road, described as a ‘outback noir’ style film.

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Goldstone is :‘filled with the hardened faces of those extracting “the colour” from the earth, are evidence of post-colonial exploitation. Aboriginals “civilised” in western clothing; Chinese migrants being used as cheap labour. The red dirt blankets the foundations of modern Australian civilisation: gold, exploitation and invasion. Goldstone is the battleground for Australia’s soul.’ Excerpt from review by Blake Howard from the Daily Review.

of 'Mystery Road' poses at the Guess Portrait Studio during 2013 Toronto International Film Festival on September 9, 2013 in Toronto, Canada.

of ‘Mystery Road’ poses at the Guess Portrait Studio during 2013 Toronto International Film Festival on September 9, 2013 in Toronto, Canada.

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Left to Right: Aaron Pedersen and Ivan Sen in the JOY 949 studios Melbourne July 1st 2016.

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‘Goldstone is thrilling. Goldstone is moving. Goldstone is unforgettable. Ivan Sen and Aaron Pedersen’s Jay Swan are the indigenous cinematic heroes we deserve.’

‘Sen’s films have been so successful a new term has been coined to describe them: “outback noir”. But for this Indigenous director – also the films’ writer, composer, editor and cinematographer – the point is to use film’s ability to draw audiences to issues like racism, human trafficking and corruption. Issues they might not otherwise be aware of or think to care about.’ Excerpt from Broadsheet .

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Ivan Sen is the incredibly talented director of Beneath Clouds (2002) ,and he scores and composes all the soundtracks of his films.Ivan Sen is one of the most important film makers from Australia working today in an Australian cinematic contemporary landscape. His indigenous culture permeates such beautiful and haunting films that will stay ingrain your psyche,there is nothing like them..anywhere.

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