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Therese Davis Therese Davis i(A90090 works by)
Gender: Female
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Love and Social Marginality in Samson and Delilah 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Senses of Cinema , no. 51 2009; Senses of Cinema , October no. 92 2019;

'What exactly is it that so many different love about Samson and Delilah? For those who haven't heard, it is an unusual love story about two teenagers living in a remote Aboriginal community in Central Australia. Delilah (Marissa Gibson) is a shy but headstrong 14 year old, solely responsible for the care of her elderly grandmother, Nana (Mitjili Napanangka Gibson), while Samson (Rowan McNamara), also 14, is a "petrol sniffer" - a young Aboriginal teenager addicted to petrol as a form of intoxication. In the Australian popular imagination, petrol sniffers are objects of pity or repulsion, shadowy figures seen mainly in the news reports of the so-called "Aboriginal problem" in the Northern Territory. They are what Thornton calls "the untouchables" - young Aboriginal addicts who are socially marginalised within both their Aboriginal communities and the wider Australian society.' (Introduction)

2009 inaugural winner AFCA Writing Awards Ivan Hutchinson Award for Writing on Australian Film
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