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Black Panther Woman (2014)


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Marlene Cummins breaks a forty-year silence to tell the story of her abuse in the Australian Black protest movement, to overcome her demons of today.

Cummins is the Black Panther woman at the centre of the 52-minute doco by Rachel Perkins, writer-director of Bran Nue Dae, Mabo and First Australians. Now 60 and living in the Redfern housing commission unit that has been her home for more than 20 years, Cummins is one of the many women who fought on the front line as part of the movement, a group of whom were brought together for a 2012 conference in New York that is featured in the film.

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