Australian film on Aborigines


By Richard Phillips:

Samson and Delilah: a searing portrait of life for Central Australian Aboriginal youth

14 May 2009

Written, filmed and directed by Warwick Thornton

Samson and Delilah is a confronting and deeply humane film about two teenagers from a remote Aboriginal settlement in Central Australia. Billed as a love story, Thornton’s first full-length dramatic feature touches on many social issues—poverty, homelessness and substance abuse in Aboriginal communities—questions that Australian feature filmmakers have, up until now, largely chosen to ignore.

Warwick Thornton discusses Samson and Delilah with the WSWS: here.

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