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Warwick Thornton on film: the new dreaming

By Sista Girl Productions, 2009 3:59 minutes

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Warwick Thornton sees his role as an Indigenous filmmaker as an extension of the Indigenous storytelling tradition. In contributing to a growing Indigenous screen culture in Australia, Thornton is finding a new way of telling stories and passing on oral history. By dealing with new issues and ideas and telling new stories, Thornton’s filmmaking practice contributes to a dynamic and changing Indigenous culture – the creation of a new dreaming. Thornton’s short film Mimi (2002) looks at the commodification of Indigenous art. He uses humour to break down the preconceptions that act as a barrier to the story he is trying to tell.

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