From The Western Frontier – Angela’s Rules

  • Series Number: 2
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  • Length: 26mins
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  • Australian broadcaster: NITV
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  • Year: 2015
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  • ROW Distributor: Metamorflix
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  • Written and Directed by: Karla Hart
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  • Produced with the assistance of: Screenwest and Lotterywest
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  • Produced in association with: NITV
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Series Synopsis

A documentary series featuring the individual stories of everyday Indigenous Australians who have a unique and inspirational story to tell.  These contemporary documentaries highlight how specific moments in time can change an individual’s journey, making them the person that they are today.


Episode Synopsis

From childhood, Angela Rule was destined to become a pop singer. As the eldest of nine girls growing up in Perth, she stood out for her beautiful voice and songwriting talent. Her father, Kevin, was an artist and traditional dancer who inspired Angela to follow a path of creativity. However, life turned upside down for the Rule family when their father was killed in a shocking one-hit punch incident. At the tender age of 17, Angela sacrificed her musical ambitions and took on the responsibility of supporting her grieving mother and eight sisters. The grief spurred Angela to express her own feelings through songwriting. Now, ten years later, she is making her mark in the pop world. Drawing deeply on the life experiences of her sisters and herself, she has created a repertoire of catchy and moving songs, which she performs in a gutsy, engaging style to big crowds around Perth. Angela’s Rules is a poignant and upbeat story of resilience and courage and is a testament to the healing power of creativity.

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