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Issue Details: First known date: 1988... 1988 Captain Johnno
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

Johnno, a young deaf boy who is having problems at home and school, leaves his coastal town and rows out to a deserted island in his dinghy. The town organises a search party to find him.

Notes

  • Telemovie.

Affiliation Notes

  • Writing Disability in Australia

    Type of disability Deafness.
    Type of character Primary.
    Point of view Third person.

    Additional note: Damien Walters, who plays the central deaf character, is hearing impaired (Patricia Edgar, Bloodbath : A Memoir of Australian Television, pp. 191-192).

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

      1988 .
      image of person or book cover 4545523937419410155.jpg
      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 95 min.p.
      Description: Colour
      Series: form y separately published work icon Touch the Sun ABC Television (publisher), Australia : Australian Children's Television Foundation Revcom Television ABC Television , 1988 Z1501357 1988 series - publisher film/TV children's

      Children's television anthology drama series in which each episode presents a complete story. As with fellow Australian Children's Television Foundation anthology program Winners, each episode was a separate production, with its own writer, director, cast, and crew.

Works about this Work

Ethnicity, Agency, and Cultural Identity : Nexus and Difference in Australian Youth Films Robyn McCallum , 1998 single work criticism
— Appears in: Papers : Explorations into Children's Literature , August vol. 8 no. 2 1998; (p. 40-47)
McCallum is interested in texts which deal with narratives of migration and cultural difference and representations of social and cultural diversity in children's literature, as '...attempts in film and literature to represent cultural diversity in Australian society are apt to proceed through quotation of iconic and stereo-typed images of difference...' (40). She analyses three Australian films, No Worries, Captain Johnno, and On Loan and argues that fundamentally the 'representations of social and cultural difference are ideologically shaped by an overarching metanarrative of subject formation which stresses the value of intersubjective relationships as a way of overcoming the alienation that occurs from cultural, social and physical displacement' (46).
Ethnicity, Agency, and Cultural Identity : Nexus and Difference in Australian Youth Films Robyn McCallum , 1998 single work criticism
— Appears in: Papers : Explorations into Children's Literature , August vol. 8 no. 2 1998; (p. 40-47)
McCallum is interested in texts which deal with narratives of migration and cultural difference and representations of social and cultural diversity in children's literature, as '...attempts in film and literature to represent cultural diversity in Australian society are apt to proceed through quotation of iconic and stereo-typed images of difference...' (40). She analyses three Australian films, No Worries, Captain Johnno, and On Loan and argues that fundamentally the 'representations of social and cultural difference are ideologically shaped by an overarching metanarrative of subject formation which stresses the value of intersubjective relationships as a way of overcoming the alienation that occurs from cultural, social and physical displacement' (46).

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