Film Review : ' Samson And Delilah ' Essay

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Film Review:
Samson and Delilah
Yolngu Boy
Bran Nue Dae

Racism is a major topic in society and has been an issue for our entire existence on this earth. The debatable act of discrimination in Australia, presents itself mainly through the behaviour used towards our native Aboriginal people. The three films, Samson and Delilah, Bran Nue Dae and Yolngu Boy show the themes of homelessness, substance abuse and racism related to the discrimination against the indigenous population. Directors Warwick Thornton and Rachel Perkins both indigenous along with Stephan Johnson, non-indigenous use their personal creative ideas to portray the lifestyle of Aboriginal people living in Australia.

Warwick Thornton is an indigenous director that represents indigenous issues throughout the award winning 2009 film Samson and Delilah. Using the main theme of substance abuse the symbolism shown through petrol sniffing displays the trouble indigenous teenagers have to overcome. With a slow pace the meaning and story grows on the audience, in order to open the mind and heart introducing the racist nature surrounding Australia’s native people. Showing an honesty rarely seen in films produced in the 21st century, Samson and Delilah is one of the most loved films about our country. Telling the story of two Aboriginal teenagers forming a

bond of trust relying on one another to survive alone in an area where racism is a common practice.

The film revolves around images and actions showing the…

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