One of contemporary international cinema’s most vital voices, Australian Kaytetye filmmaker Warwick Thornton spotlights the history, lives, and experiences of Australia’s Indigenous community, weaving elements of traditional Aboriginal storytelling into works of immense beauty, pain, and power. Since breaking through with his Cannes prizewinner SAMSON AND DELILAH—a wrenching portrait of the relationship between two troubled Aboriginal teenagers—Thornton (who also serves as cinematographer on nearly all his work) has continued to evolve in surprising directions.
Directed by Warwick Thornton • 2005 • Austrlia
Starring Ted Egan, Audrey Martin, David Page
Kenny, a DJ at an Aboriginal community radio station, jokes that his “Green Bush” show is broadcast to a “captive” audience—namely the local prison. While taking requests from those on the inside and out,...