Australian Cinema After Mabo
Cambridge University Press, Oct 27, 2004 - Performing Arts - 204 pages
Australian Cinema after Mabo is a comprehensive 2005 study of Australian national cinema in the 1990s. Using the 1992 Mabo decision as a starting point, it looks at how the Mabo decision, where the founding doctrine of terra nullius was overruled, has destabilised the way Australians relate to the land. It asks how we think about Australian cinema in the post Mabo era, and what part it plays in the national process of reviewing our colonial past and the ways in which settlers and indigenous cultures can co-exist. Including The Tracker, Kiss or Kill, The Castle, Love Serenade and Yolngu Boy among numerous others, this book highlights turning points in the shaping of the Australian cinema since Mabo. It is essential reading for anyone studying Australian cinema and for those interested in the ways in which land politics has impacted upon the way we imagine ourselves through cinema.
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Backtracking after Mabo
Home and Abroad in Moulin Rouge The Dish and Lantana
Elites and Battlers in Australian Rules and Walking on Water
Mediating Memory in Mabo Life of an Island Man
Aftershock and the Desert Landscape in Heavens Burning The Last Days of Chez Nous Holy Smoke Serenades Yolngu Boy The Missing
Coming from the Country in Heartland Cunnamulla and Message from Moree
Coming from the City in The Castle Vacant Possession Strange Planet and Radiance
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