3. The Demonisation of Lindy Chamberlain: "You’re Famous, I’m Infamous"

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3. The Demonisation of Lindy Chamberlain: "You’re Famous, I’m Infamous"

Released from a Darwin jail after the shock discovery of fresh evidence in the desert, Lindy Chamberlain finds herself at the centre of a media circus once again. But now, her story is going global, immortalised in a Hollywood film starring Oscar-winning actor Meryl Streep. Amid the intense media attention, the breakdown of her marriage and the public’s lingering suspicion, Lindy must continue her fight to clear her name.


WITH THANKS TO:

Debra Lawrance, Actor - Evil Angels (1988)

Fred Schepsi, Director - Evil Angels (1988)

Dr Sophie Jensen, National Museum of Australia

Alana Valentine, Author & Playwright

Jane Russell, AFP


SOURCES:

Letters to Lindy, Alana Valentine
Dear Lindy: A nation responds to the Loss of Azaria, Alana Valentine
https://lindychamberlain.com/
Through My Eyes - An Autobiography, Lindy Chamberlain
ABC
Channel 9 - 60 Minutes
Reelin’ In The Years Productions


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CREDITS:
Host: Emma Gillespie
Written and Produced by Sydney Pead & Emma Gillespie, with Holly Wainwright
Audio Production: Madeline Joannou
Executive Producer: Sydney Pead


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