SBS’s ground-breaking documentary series injects new life into black and white footage by transforming it into colour for the first time.
The series will be told through a unique collection of iconic archival footage brought to life in colour, telling the story of how Australia came to be what it is today.
Narrated by actor Hugo Weaving, the series is a reflection on Australia’s character, attitudes, politics and struggle to value its Indigenous and multicultural past.
The four-part series carefully curates classic historical footage, as well as home movies and never-before-seen archival material to chart how Australia developed as a nation.
Produced for SBS by Stranger Than Fiction Films with funding from Screen Australia and Create NSW, Australia in Colour was made in association with the National Film and Sound Archive and has been meticulously researched, including the historical accuracy of the colours themselves.
SBS director of TV and online content Marshall Heald said: “With Australia in Colour SBS presents a special TV moment for all Australians – we don’t experience life in black and white and this series allows the viewer to relate to old footage in a whole new way.
“By turning the monochrome past into glorious colour, this series creates an intimate and deeper connection with our history and urges us all to re-evaluate what we think we know about ourselves”.