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Issue Details: First known date: 2004... 2004 Escaping History and Shame in Looking for Alibrandi, Head On and Beneath the Clouds
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In this chapter Collins and Davis analyse how the films, Looking for Alibrandi, Head On and Beneath the Clouds 'invites us to consider the relation between the past and the present .' The authors argue that the stories these films tell, regarding 'coming of age, reveal a picture of young Australians as the inheritors of a nation divided on issues of race relations, land politics, national security, and how best to deal with the shameful episodes from our colonial past.' Although these films differ in style and content they express a common 'form of teen mobility fuelled by the desire to 'escape history' ... that is symptomatic of the specific difficulties of coming of age in post-Mabo Australia.' 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. 152-171
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