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Issue Details: First known date: 2004... 2004 Lost stolen and Found in Rabbit-Proof Fence
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In this chapter Collins and Davis argue that in bringing the story of enforced child removal to life, the film Rabbit-Proof Fence is a vehicle for retracing, reworking and recovering 'stolen histories.' According to the authors the films 'rhetorical elements of testimony and witnessing are best understood in terms of international screen studies debates about memory, history and trauma.' Source : Australian Cinema after Mabo (2004).

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    y separately published work icon Australian Cinema after Mabo Felicity Collins , Therese Davis , Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 2004 Z1207285 2004 single work criticism (taught in 1 units) This book is a study of Australian national cinema in the 1990s. Felicity Collins and Therese Davis explore the role of Australian cinema in reviewing and reproducing the colonial past in relation to the 1992 Mabo decision which overturned the national founding myth of terra nullius and 'changed the meaning of landscape and identity in Australian films'. Source : Australian Cinema After Mabo (2004). Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 2004 pg. 133-151
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