“I urge everyone to watch Kanyini. It is entirely compelling and incredibly important. Bob tells his life story with such simplicity, eloquence and awareness. As we watch it, we realise his story is also our story. It is a film that reminds us of the truth of life, as well as the truth of Australia's history. Not just between black and white, but our relationship with all that surrounds us and our tendency to attempt to segregate - unsuccessfully - time and time again.”
Australian actress and musician
"I think Kanyini is fantastic. However you came to find Uncle Bob [Melanie], you did a great job letting him tell his story and the story of all our people's history. I think the movie showed that in listening to our Aboriginal leaders/elders we can learn an awful lot about the state
of our nation. It's all in our history of black fella and white man. Uncle Bob takes you on this journey and you can't help but think 'What if the white man had learnt from these black fellas in the beginning?' How would Australia look today? I hope every one else loves Kanyini as much as my family and I do."
AFL Legend & Australian of the Year 2014
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