Mabo - Life of an Island Man


Trevor Grahan

Published by Currency Press

This rich and inspiring film tells the story of Eddie Koiki Mabo and his ten-year battle with a nation and its legal system. His name is now synonymous with the judgement that continues to reverberate throughout Australia

Trevor Graham's film was voted Best Documentary when it was launched at the Sydney Film Festival and went on to win the AFI Award for Best Documentary. Graham also won the NSW Premier's Award for Script Writing. The original screenplay and the post-production script are published together

In an extended introductory essay, Trevor Graham describes the practical and ethical dilemmas he faced in his journey between the two. This book offers a fascinating insight into the making of one of the most successful Australian documentaries of all time

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