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The Secrets of Pecan Summer: NITV Broadcast

A documentary on the making of Pecan Summer the opera. 2016 saw Short Black Opera perform on the concert stage of the Sydney Opera House. After five years it was time to bring this incredible story to Bendalong Point and NITV were there every step of the way to capture the emotional ups and downs of it creator Deborah Cheetham OA and all its cast. 

About: Pecan Summer

Sixty thousand years of Yorta Yorta history. 70 years of dispossession.

The summer of 1939 will change the lives of the people of Cummeragunja forever. Alice is nine years old. Her family is her entire world. Alice’s world is about to be torn apart.  

Opportunities to view Australia’s history through an Indigenous lens are rare in the world of opera. Cheetham’s Pecan Summer is a landmark opera for the 21st century, a contemporary opera for Indigenous Australians, a story for all Australians.  

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