Death or Liberty: Australia's rebels and radicals

The documentary, Death or Liberty by filmmaker Steve Thomas, tells the story of the rebels and radicals that were transported to Australia as political prisoners during the convict era.

Featuring original music by musicians Billy Bragg, Mick Thomas and Lisa O'Neill, the film seeks to capture the spirit and courage of the convicts who ultimately helped to shape democracy in Australia.

The film has been adapted from the original history book Death or Liberty: Rebels and radicals transported to Australia 1788 -1868 by Dr Tony Moore.

Image: Death or Liberty explores the role that political prisoners sent to Australia have had on democracy. (Roar Film.)