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The Queen and I

Douglas Watkin

Douglas Watkin is a highly regarded Torres Strait Islander producer and director, renowned for his documentaries and dramas. Douglas is passionate about sharing Indigenous stories.

The Queen and I tells the story of Douglas’ father, Edward Watkin's encounter with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II when she visited Cairns in 1954.

The Queen and I was commissioned by the Queensland Art Gallery’s Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) in 2011 and has since been exhibited in various galleries and festivals around Australia.


The Queen and I
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