Monday, 17 October 2016

Deep Water doco - "The Real Story" (Sydney gay murders)


We watched the other 4 part mini series about it, but this last one is the actual documentary I've been waiting to see. 

It tells the true story of gays who were murdered in the 1980's and 90's in Sydney but went unexplained because the police didn't seem to care. Just poofs you see and cops had better things to do I guess than investigating a poofta bashing gone awry.

To this day 88 deaths of gay people in that time remain unsolved. Recently the investigations have been reopened by the NSW police.

The video doesn't seem to want to embed here, but you can watch it on SBS on demand here, or alternatively here is the torrent
In this stunning feature-length documentary, individual stories are woven together to explore a spate of violence and crime, which bloodied Sydney's coastline in the 1980s and 1990s. Disturbing gang assaults were being carried out on coastal cliffs around Sydney, and mysterious deaths officially recorded as 'suicide', 'disappearance' and 'misadventure'. Survivors, witnesses, families of victims and many of those involved at the time including ex-police, investigative journalists, forensic pathologists and the ex-Deputy State Coroner are now candidly speaking out on the events of the past in the hope that new evidence might rise to the surface. SBS on demand