Not only is it one of Australia’s most publicised murder trials and one that divided the nation for decades, it’s also one of the country’s most infamous cases of miscarried justice. A Dingo’s Got My Baby: The Lindy Chamberlain Story is the Chamberlain family’s story of love, loss and redemption, told exclusively by them.
17 August, 1980. Lindy and Michael Chamberlain and their three children including nine-week old baby Azaria, were enjoying a family camping trip in Central Australia, blissfully unaware that their lives were about to change forever.
Just hours later, baby Azaria is missing and in the dim evening light, a dingo is seen coming out of the tent she was sleeping in.
Forty years on and using never-before-seen footage, A Dingo’s Got My Baby: The Lindy Chamberlain Story follows the investigation of Azaria’s death and her mother Lindy’s prosecution, conviction, imprisonment, and eventual exoneration, for her murder.
For the first time in eight years, Lindy and her children speak exclusively and in detail, about the harrowing night and the devastating years that followed.
Through the family’s personal archives including Lindy and Michael’s wedding day, family albums and audio of baby Azaria’s voice, they candidly share how this traumatic event impacted their lives forever.
Adding to their story through exclusive interviewees that encompass eyewitnesses, family friends, high court judges, forensic experts, lawyers, high profile media, professors of history, novelists, film makers and their church, this original and all-encompassing documentary, tells a compelling story that still resonates today.
Screen Australia provided principal production investment for the documentary and Head of Documentary, Bernadine Lim said “The Chamberlain’s story has remained at the forefront of Australia’s consciousness for the last 40 years and this documentary will explore themes that still intrigue audiences today. With an impressive creative team including Ian Collie and Rob Gibson from Easy Tiger producing alongside Francine Finnane and Mark Joffe, who will be writing and directing respectively, we believe this story will be told with the care it deserves.”
A Dingo’s Got My Baby: The Lindy Chamberlain Story is an Easy Tiger and Empress Road production for Network 10. Principal production investment from Screen Australia, in association with Screen NSW and Screen Queensland.
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