Australia’s Indigenous New Wave:
Future Imaginaries in Recent Aboriginal Feature Films, by Faye Ginsburg
Beck Cole and team for documentary, Making of Samson & Delilah - Right: Warwick Thornton and team, on set, Samson and Delilah - Photographer: April Goodman
Ginsburg, F. (2012) Australia’s Indigenous New Wave: Future Imaginaries in Recent Aboriginal Feature Films - Revised version of Adriaan Gerbrands Lecture, delivered on May 29, 2012
In this lecture Faye Ginsburg considers 'the difficult aesthetic and locally engaged production process embraced by these three Australian Indigenous filmmakers in their recent notable feature films: Samson and Delilah (2009) by Warwick Thornton, Here I Am by Beck Cole (2011), and Toomelah (2011) by Ivan Sen.' Her talk addresses [the] '“new wave” of Indigenous filmmakers who - like the French directors who coined that name - work with non-professional actors, shoot on location, and offer highly original iconoclastic aesthetics.'
Faye Ginsburg is Director of the Center for Media, Culture & History and Kriser Professor of Anthropology at New York University. Author and editor of four books, she is currently working on Mediating Culture: Indigenous Media in the Digital Age, based on over thirty years of research with, support of, and advocacy for Indigenous media makers in the U.S., Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Brazil, and Mexico.