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Black and White

Title Black and White
Date 2002
Summary "Max Stuart, a near full-blood Aborigine was wrongly convicted of murdering a nine-year-old girl at Ceduna, South Australia, in December, 1958. The only "evidence" against him was a typed confession, signed after he was interrogated by six police. Stuart said later the confession was forced out of him. On appeal the Australian High Court refused to receive evidence from Professor Ted Strehlow, an expert in Stuart's native Aranda language. Strehlow said Stuart's alleged confession was incompatible with his poor command of the English language. The Max Stuart case was a sensation in Australia, and the country's High Court said that it would not receive fresh evidence on appeal - even if it could exonerate Stuart. Sentenced to death, Stuart' was granted at least seven stays of execution until his sentence was commuted to a long term of imprisonment. He served 14 years in prison before his release on parole. In 2002, a film was released in Australia about Max Stuart's case of misjustice - Black and White."
Type Fact based drama
Media Film
Country AUS
Format Released to theaters
1st Ed/Copyright
Original Title
Originally Published
Official Website
Alternate Website
Barnes & Noble
Alternate Edition
Released By
Producer Lorena Allam
Director Craig Lahiff
Screenwriter Louis Nowra
Running Time
Color/B&W Color
Based On Actual case
Available on Video/DVD?
Starring "Robert Carlyle, David Ngoombujarra, Charles Dance, Kerry Fox, Colin Friels, Roy Billing, Bille Brown, Chris Haywood, Heather Mitchell, Penne Hackforth-Jones and Vincent Ball"

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