LOOKY LOOKY HERE COMES COOKY

Documentaries
Director: Steven McGregor 2020 52 Minutes Ages 15+
LOOKY LOOKY HERE COMES COOKY Sat 03 Oct
SOLD OUT 10:45am 92mins State Library of Queensland

Looky Looky Here Comes Cooky is a joyous and potent exploration of the Captain Cook legend and his arrival on Australian shores from a First Nation’s perspective.

To mark the 250th anniversary of Cook’s landing, the documentary gathers an impressive line-up of acclaimed Australian indigenous musicians including Daniel Rankine P.K.A. Trials, Mo’Ju and Birdz to create a contemporary songline. This songline is a musical journey that recounts a history which traverses the Australian landscape embracing themes of first contact, resistance, and language. While Cook is hailed as a heroic explorer, the reality of his arrival brought colonisation and genocide to this country’s shores. Steven Oliver guides the documentary with blisteringly powerful and articulate spoken word poetry and narration.

Details

Year:2020
Classification:Ages 15+
Country:Australia
Language:English, Butchulla, Guugu Yimidhirr, Kaurareg, Wergaia and Wemba-Wemba
Director:Steven McGregor
Producer:Steve Thomas, Kathryn Symmons, Danielle MacLean
Cast:Steven Oliver, Daniel Rankine P.K.A. ‘Trials’, Mo’ju
Script:Danielle MacLean, Steven McGregor, Steven Oliver
Program strand:Documentaries
Rights:Roar Film and Tamarind Tree Pictures