What a petrol-sniffing Aboriginal boy tells us about Australia today

Aboriginal Art Directory | 30.03.10

Author: Germaine Greer

Germaine Greer on Samson and Delilah:

Some people say they don't get Warwick Thornton's film, Samson and Delilah. And some people who say they do get it, don't. It's a film about an Aboriginal boy who sniffs petrol, and an Aboriginal girl who doesn't. He loves her, as well as he can, given his usual state of intoxication, which gets steadily worse through the whole 90 minutes of the film. It is all a bit pointless. That's the point. Pointlessness. This is hard to embody in any art form. Thornton gets very close.

URL: http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2010/mar/28/germaine-greer-samson-and-delilah


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