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Issue Details: First known date: 2011... 2011 Struggling to Find Their Place : Indigenous Youth, Identity, and Storytelling in Beneath Clouds and Samson & Delilah
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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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    y separately published work icon Refractory vol. 18 6 May 2011 6542713 2011 periodical issue 2011
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