AustLit logo
Issue Details: First known date: 2018... 2018 The silent narrative you may have missed in 'Jedda'
The material on this page is available to AustLit subscribers. If you are a subscriber or are from a subscribing organisation, please log in to gain full access. To explore options for subscribing to this unique teaching, research, and publishing resource for Australian culture and storytelling, please contact us or find out more.

AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'Jedda, directed by Charles Chauvel and written by his wife Elsa Chauvel, was a landmark film for Australian cinema because of its groundbreaking firsts: it was the first film to cast Indigenous actors in lead roles, the first to be shot in colour, and the first Australian film to compete in the Cannes Film Festival.  Jedda is largely of Australian historical interest as it offers an insight into race relations of the 1950s, ideas of Aboriginal assimilation, and inadvertently, the Stolen Generations.'

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Last amended 17 Aug 2021 22:48:32
98-100 The silent narrative you may have missed in 'Jedda'small AustLit logo NEW: Emerging scholars in Australian Indigenous Studies
Review of:
  • Jedda Charles Chauvel Elsa Chauvel 1955 single work film/TV
Subjects:
  • Jedda Charles Chauvel , Elsa Chauvel , 1955 single work film/TV
Newspapers:
    Powered by Trove
    X