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Mabo is an Australian docudrama TV film, released in 2012, which relates the successful legal battle waged by Aboriginal man Eddie Koiki Mabo to bring about native land title legislation. The title role is played by Jimi Bani and that of his wife, Bonita Mabo, by Deborah Mailman. The film was written by Sue Smith and directed by Rachel Perkins. It was produced by the ABC and Blackfella Films with the assistance of SBS and filmed at Mer Island, Magnetic Island, Brisbane and Canberra. It premiered at the Sydney Film Festival 2012.


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Mabo (2012)
Rating: 7.1/10 (209 votes)
Director: Rachel Perkins
Writer: Sue Smith
Stars: Jimi Bani Deborah Mailman Ewen Leslie Tom Budge
Runtime: N/A
Rated: N/A
Genre: Biography Drama
Released: 10 Jun 2012
Plot: Mabo tells the story of one of Australia's national heroes - Eddie Koiki Mabo, the Torres Strait Islander who left school at age 15, yet spearheaded the High Court challenge that overthrew the fiction of terra nullius.