When Cameron Doomadgee was found dead in the Palm Island police station, his injuries were like those of someone whoGÇÖd been in a fatal car crash. The police claimed he had tripped on a step. The Palm Islanders rioted and burnt down the police station. The subsequent trial of Senior Sergeant Chris Hurley GÇô who had been decorated for his work in Aboriginal communities GÇô made headlines day after day, shadowed by Queensland police threatening to strike. The Tall Man tells the gripping story of the trial, of the complex Senior Sergeant Chris Hurley, and of the Doomadgee family as they struggle to understand what happened to their brother. Atmospheric, gritty and original, The Tall Man takes the viewer into the courtroom, into the once notorious Queensland police force, and into the Indigenous community of Palm Island of AustraliaGÇÖs Far North GÇô places where people live lives like no others, have a relationship with the land like no others, and a history, culture and a catastrophic present like no others. This is Australia, but an Australia few of us have seen.
The Tall Man
Life in Paradise. Death in custody.