A documentary that follows the star of the film "The Chant of Jimmy
Blacksmith" in a journey across northern Australia is the first
Indigenous documentary to be officially selected for the Cannes Film
The 25-minute film "Yellow Fella" follows Tom E Lewis on a
4,000-kilometre journey during which he describes a life that is eerily
similar to the one he portrayed in the Fred Schepsi film that premiered
in competition at Cannes in 1978.
Mr Lewis talks about straddling two cultures, between his mother from
southern Arnhem Land and his father, a Welsh stockman he never knew.
The documentary follows his search for his father's final resting place.
The film was directed by Ivan Sen, best known for the feature film
It will screen in official selection at Cannes next month.