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Payback (short)

12m Short 1996

A black-and-white short about the Western and Indigenous legal systems, Payback is one of Warwick Thornton’s earliest dramatic works.

Paddy, an Aboriginal man, has been in jail going on 20 years. It is the day of his release. Paddy knows of the two laws - a white one and a black one. The 20 years he has spent doing time for the white man’s law have been in preparation for this one day - his payback.


Warwick Thornton




Warwick Thornton

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