Australians are never stuck for an opinion. Just ask us.
Since the arrival of The First Fleet the inhabitants of this small continent have had a healthy skepticism (to the point of disregard) for authority, pretension, and entitlement. Respect is earned, not ordained. We’ve been kicking against the pricks for a couple of centuries. And that’s something worth shouting about.
The People Speak is the rallying cry from our past. Contemporary actors, activists and agitators breathe new life into the speeches, songs and letters from past eras that stirred up change.
The production won Most Outstanding Factual Program at the 2014 ASTRA Awards.
First screened 2 December 2012.