Outback Kids

Genre: Reality

Duration: 3 x 60’

Year of Production: 2011

Production Company: Beyond Screen Production

Commissioned By: ABC Australia

Definition: HD

Outback Kids follows the work of the Brahminy Group as it attempts to rehabilitate seven profoundly troubled young kids deep in the isolated Australian bush. It’s a place of last resort for chronic drug abusers, juvenile offenders, petrol sniffers, gang members, child prostitutes and the sexually abused. Aged between twelve and sixteen, the kids are a mixture of boys and girls, black and white, rich and poor. But what unites these kids is the severity of their problems; they are at the end of the line and this place, far from the toxic temptations and traumas of their usual lives, represents the kids’ last chance of salvation.

Nominated (2012): Best Documentary Series, AACTA Awards