Riot or Revolution is a one hour documentary film about the Eureka Stockade, 1854. Commissioned by the ABC and screened on ABC1, the film was written, directed and produced by the highly regarded film-maker, Don Parham. Riot or Revolution tells the story of Eureka as you’ve never heard it before. It uses vivid eyewitness accounts to reveal the different passions and perspectives of some of the main protagonists in this great drama. Brian Lipson and Julia Zemiro lead a brilliant ensemble cast in performing colourful monologues that creatively use the documented words of the historical characters. Authoritative historians and writers including Prof Geoffrey Blainey, Tom Keneally and others provide insightful commentary. A magnificent musical score, dramatic recreations and the extensive use of colonial artworks all combine to breathe new life into the timeless and important legend of the Eureka Stockade.
A synopsis for this film can be found here... Synopsis
Fuller background and production notes for the film can be found here... Notes
A selection of publicity photos and a copy of the full DVD sleeve can be viewed here ... Photos
To download a PDF copy of the ATOM Study Guide click here ... Study Guide
A video clip of the film's opening sequence can be viewed by clicking on the picture below