|BLACK AND WHITE
In late 1958, in the remote town of Ceduna in South Australia, a nine year old white girl was brutally raped and bludgeoned to death in a beach cave.
Shortly thereafter, in the presence of six local police officers, a full confession was signed by Max Stuart, an itinerant, alcoholic Aboriginal man of mixed descent, and his conviction and subsequent hanging for the crime seemed inevitable.
Craig Lahiff's 'Black and White' is a powerful dramatisation of Stuart's ensuing trial and numerous appeals, in a case which divided a nation, and exposed for the first time the rotten foundations on which Australia's most important institutions were built.
Roy plays Det Sgt Turner who was believed to have beaten a false confession out of Stuart.