Will Australia ever have a Black PM?
What chance does an Indigenous Australian born today have of one day becoming the leader of our nation?
Joined Up Films
Australia prides itself on being a diverse, multicultural nation. But is this really the land of the fair go? Mark Coles Smith leads the first investigation of its kind in Australia analysing previous Prime Ministers’ paths to our country’s highest office and finding out what chance an Indigenous Australian born today has of one day becoming the leader of our nation. Along the way we discover the educational, economic and social barriers standing in the way of a potential Indigenous candidate and meet inspiring individuals who are already on the path or helping others to close the gap. Confronting, fascinating and provocative, Will Australia Ever Have a Black Prime Minister? is agenda-setting TV with the ability to provoke a national discussion.
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The Director's Statement
“I direct stories because I do believe film, TV, docos; stories can and do change the world.”
“That’s what I do, but what about my son’s generation? How likely is it my beautiful Aboriginal son will see himself reflected back at himself? On screen? In leadership? In any number of different positions in our country? In the highest position in the country – our Prime Minister?”
– Catriona Mckenzie, Director