When Doris Kartinyeri was a month old, her mother died. But Doris never returned to her family -- the government took her from the hospital and placed her in Colebrook Home for Aboriginal Children.
Doris spent the next 14 years in and out of Colebrook. Her legacy as a member of the Stolen Generation continued as she was repeatedly placed with white families where she existed as a virtual slave, struggled through relationships and suffered from bipolar disorder. Years later, Doris finally returned to the Ngarrindjeri people, and discovered her cultural heritage and her voice as an advocate for the Stolen Generation.
"Kick the tin" was a game Doris Kartinyeri played in Colebrook; it's also the story of her life, one that has been kicked around. Above all else, it is a courageous journey into the soul of a woman searching for substance in a world that was taken from her.