Bran Nue Dae - aiss-english-10

*Samson and Delilah is a movie about two
teenage Aboriginals who leave home after
tragedy strikes. Together, they embark on a
*The movie was released in 2009
*Directed by: Warwick Thornton
Without taking into account
the events that occur in the
movie of Samson and
Delilah, this movie poster
gives a positive perspective
on Aboriginals in Australia.
In the picture, the two
Aboriginal characters are
holding hands and both appear
to be laughing. This gives an
optimistic and happy view of
Australia as they seem to be
having fun.
The silhouette created by
the sunset gives a
mysterious feeling, as
though the characters are
unreachable, and we don’t
know much about them.
Perhaps this is a
representation of
Aboriginals as a race, as
generally we don’t know
much about the way that
they live. To us, they do
remain quite mysterious.
The sunset signifies that
the ‘day is over’ for the
characters, meaning that
they have completed their
journey, with successful
outcomes as they both look
The sunset, combined with
the colours of the sky,
make for a beautiful backdrop. This gives the
impression that Australia is
a beautiful country. The
light disguises the harsh,
dry land, instead making it
seem calm and quiet.
The text used for the title
of the film is quite simple.
However, by combing it
with the colour, it appears
quite cheerful and
This gives a positive
perspective of Australia,
making it seem simple and
*Although the movie of Samson and Delilah
can give quite a negative viewpoint on
Aboriginal Australia, the movie poster does
the complete opposite.
*It places a calm, quiet, happy and innocent
perspective on Australia, with a touch of
mystery to keep viewers interested.
*If someone who had not been to Australia
before were to see this poster, they would
get the impression that Australia is a
beautiful country, one worthwhile paying a

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