Struggling to find their place: Indigenous youth, identity, and storytelling in Beneath Clouds and Samson & Delilah

Fordham, Samantha (2011) Struggling to find their place: Indigenous youth, identity, and storytelling in Beneath Clouds and Samson & Delilah. Refractory: A Journal of Entertainment Media, 18 .

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Author Fordham, Samantha
Title Struggling to find their place: Indigenous youth, identity, and storytelling in Beneath Clouds and Samson & Delilah
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Struggling to find their place: Indigenous youth, identity, and storytelling in Beneath Clouds and Samson & Delilah
Journal name Refractory: A Journal of Entertainment Media
ISSN 1447-4905
Publication date 2011-05-06
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 18
Total pages 11
Place of publication Melbourne, Australia
Publisher Cinema Studies Program, School of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract The reconciliation period in Australia in the 1990s gave rise to a number of feature films that explicitly engage with the themes of reconciliation, and in particular with issues surrounding understandings of history and Indigenous identity. The two feature films on which this article focuses, Beneath Clouds (Sen 2002) and Samson & Delilah (Thornton 2009), each centre on a pair of young Indigenous characters struggling to find their place in a world characterised by disadvantage and disconnection from mainstream society. The protagonists of the two films make a transition from adolescence to adulthood at a time in Australia that is also experiencing a state of transition—the reconciliation period. [Extract]
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