Markets & Justice

Markets & Justice
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White Australia Has A Black History

White Australia Has A Black History

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Khartoum, the film: a Hollywood epic that conveys, in an abbreviated way, the history behind the current conflict in South Sudan.

Further to the previous post, this afternoon GEM is showing the 1966 film Khartoum.  This is a Hollywood movie of its time about events that took place in the British colony of Sudan about 130 years ago.  

Readers will understand that this version of events must not be relied on for historical accuracy ... but at least it is a shorthand way of catching up on what may not be taught at school in history classes anymore ... but it was taught to Australian school students until a few decades ago.  

A reading of the story outline will show that, as occurs many times in human 'civilisation', everything old is new again.