Ties That Bind: Kriv Stenders' "Australia Day" and the Problems of Patriotism

Zoe Wallin

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Abstract

Following three individuals whose paths entwine over a twelve-hour period, Kriv Stenders' film exposes the hardships and harsh realities that continue to afflict those who are deemed minorities within Australian society. Taking aim at the contentious national holiday of its title, Australia day uses plot and character to Polemicise - but perhaps at the expense of a well-told story.
Original languageEnglish
Pages18-23
Number of pages6
Volume196
Specialist publicationMetro
PublisherAustralian Teachers of Media
Publication statusPublished - May 2018

Keywords

  • Aboriginal Australians in motion pictures
  • Family violence in motion pictures
  • Social action
  • Aboriginal Australians - social conditions

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