Three takes on intercultural film: Michael Edols’ trilogy of aboriginal films: Lalai dreamtime; floating, like wind blow ’em about – this time; and when the snake bites the sun

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Journal Article
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Studies in Australasian Cinema, 2008, 2 (1), pp. 73 - 93
Issue Date:
2008-01-01
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This article examines the innovative film-making approaches taken in Michael Edols’ three films (Lalai Dreamtime; Floating, Like Wind Blow ’em About – This Time; and When the Snake Bites the Sun), profiles their political, critical and popular reception (including amongst Aboriginal people – and analyses the insights they afford into the disciplines of film-making, ethnography and into broader questions of intercultural dialogue. At a time of increased media and political interest in the plight of Aboriginal people in remote communities, they also contribute to our knowledge of the history of one such community. © Intellect Ltd 2008.
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