A Time to Dream is a film about the visit of members of the Black Theatre to the first ever National Seminar on Aboriginal Arts, which had been sponsored by the Commonwealth government. The Seminar was held in Canberra from 21-25 May 1973. More than 200 people, including tribal elders and Maori, American Indian, Indian, African and New Guinean art and crafts experts attended the seminar which had been organized by the Aboriginal Arts Board of the Australian Council for the Arts. The historical moments A Time to Dream preserves include Opera singer Harold Blair singing "Old Man River", Kath Walker reciting "Son of Mine" and David Gulpilil dancing at a time when he was a world-renowned dancer. It also contains a remarkable sequence where a passionate Brian Syron speaks his mind about people he regards as charlatans in Aboriginal arts circles. Syron had only recently returned from America having studied at the renowned Stella Adler's Acting Studio in New York where his fellow classmates ...
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