Sixteen year old Joel Shields (Aaron McGrath) has just won an Indigenous scholarship to Clifton College - one of Sydney's most elite private schools. It's his first day and at assembly Joel's teacher notices he's not singing the national anthem.
At home that night Joel is busy learning the words so he can join in. His father Eddie is troubled by this - he doesn't want his son to sing the anthem... or stand for it.
When Joel continues to follow his father's wishes the situation escalates until Joel is threatened with expulsion.
Redfern Now is the first drama series written, directed and produced by Indigenous Australians and its 2 seasons so far have received extensive critical acclaim.
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