Maverick on a Mobile (1997)

Genres - History  |   Sub-Genres - Biography  |   Run Time - 86 min.  |   Countries - Australia  |  
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Out-spoken, right-wing, and as reviled as he is supported for his staunch campaign to stem the tide of immigrants seeking new lives in Australia, Graeme Campbell is one of his country's most controversial members of federal Parliament. This documentary follows him on the last few days of a mid-1990s campaign. It was for Campbell a tumultuous time period, created in part by himself and in part by a media that would over-analyze and greatly expand upon his every comment. Much of the story is centered on an interview the night before elections with a female reporter who questioned him about his negative views of aborigines. He is also called on the carpet for the harshness of his immigration views in lieu of the fact that both Campbell and his wife are immigrants themselves.

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campaign, candidate, controversy, debate, election, hypocrisy, immigration, media, racism, reporter