The Dream of Love

The Dream of Love

NITV  |  October 29, 2014

Lawrence Johnston grew up as one of six siblings to his Aboriginal father Colin and non-Indigenous mother, Gloria. Their marriage was a tempestuous one that included physical and emotional abuse at different times, and yet Lawrence's parents have stayed together for almost 60 years. Johnston's unflinching film is a personal and emotional journey that looks at love, marriage, family and commitment from his own experiences and that of his siblings, as he explores the effect his parents' marriage has had on the romantic aspirations and ideals of his brothers and sisters.

Lawrence Johnston grew up as one of six siblings to his Aboriginal father Colin and non-Indigenous mother, Gloria. Their marriage was a tempestuous one that included physical and emotional abuse at different times, and yet Lawrence's parents have stayed together for almost 60 years. Johnston's unflinching film is a personal and emotional journey that looks at love, marriage, family and commitment from his own experiences and that of his siblings, as he explores the effect his parents' marriage has had on the romantic aspirations and ideals of his brothers and sisters.

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