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Actor Simon Baker on Indigenous massacres: owning history isn’t easy – Sydney Morning Herald

The movie High Ground was a profound and difficult experience for the actor, who plays a sniper involved in an early 20th century massacre in the Northern Territory….



Travis was a central character in a script he had been nursing for two decades called High Ground, about a massacre of Indigenous people by a police patrol in the 1920s. It was taking a long time to get the money to make it; it also took a long time to win the confidence of the people whose story it really was. Speaking and talking with countrymen takes time and I was very respectful of that process, because it was what was going to be at the heart of the film, Johnson says when we meet at the Berlin…

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