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Title Flour, Sugar And Tea / Director: Willis-Ardler, Lee
Published Australia : ABC, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (26 min. 40 sec.) ; 155082742 bytes
Summary In Australia, the average life expectancy for Indigenous men is 59. For non-Indigenous men it is 77. As Prime Minister Kevin Rudd vows to close the gap in life expectancy between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, Aboriginal writer/director, Lee Willis, speaks to the former Federal Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Mal Brough; the Country Women's Association; his local GP, and ordinary Aboriginal people to find out what caused the gap and what can be done to close it.Flour, Sugar And Tea goes behind the statistics to tell the personal story of John De Satge (Johno), an inspiring Aboriginal man who died early of non-alcohol related cirrhosis of the liver as the result of an unhealthy diet."Johno is an Aboriginal man from the far Northwest of Queensland who is dying. You can hear the depth of his heartache in his voice," says Lee. "The other day I asked him, 'Do you feel frightened?'. His reply was, 'Death doesn't scare me. Only the thought of not seeing my kids grow up, or seeing them go into the same cycle as I did'."Johno is not alone. The Aboriginal community in Australia suffers from far higher incidences of heart disease, diabetes and other diet and lifestyle-related health problems than non-Indigenous Australians. This is the legacy of hundreds of years of interference by white people in the traditional Aboriginal diet.What is the solution? Who can help? And why is it happening? Lee Willis is angry, and thinks other people should be too, and he believes the first step in solving the problem is to get some answers.PRODUCTION DETAILS:A Luminous Films production
Event Broadcast 2012-02-23 at 02:10:00
Notes Classification: G
Subject Aboriginal Australians -- Diseases.
Aboriginal Australians -- Health and hygiene.
Aboriginal Australians -- Social life and customs.
Death -- Causes.
Liver -- Cirrhosis.
Obesity -- Health aspects.
Form Streaming video
Author Willis-Ardler, Lee, director
Brough, Malcolm, contributor
de Satge, John, contributor
de Stage, Charlotte, contributor
Hardy, Kay, contributor
Moore, Barry, contributor
Nye, Andrew, contributor
Randell, Stuart, contributor
Whaddy, Dawn, contributor
Yuke, Coral, contributor