Connect with us

Entertainment

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….

Published

on

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…

Click here to view the original article.