Directed by Warwick Thornton

Directed by Warwick Thornton

6 Episodes

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, as seen in his acclaimed SWEET COUNTRY, a stylish Outback-set western that confronts Australia’s history of racism and brutality.

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Directed by Warwick Thornton
  • Samson & Delilah

    Episode 1

    Directed by Warwick Thornton • 2009 • Australia
    Starring Rowan McNamara, Marissa Gibson, Mitjili Napanangka Gibson

    Winner of Camera d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, Warwick Thornton’s feature debut is a heartrending and tender vision of young love on the extreme margins of Australian society. T...

  • The Darkside

    Episode 2

    Directed by Warwick Thornton • 2013 • Australia
    Starring Deborah Mailman, Bryan Brown, Aaron Pedersen

    Director Warwick Thornton assembles a collection of poignant, sad, funny, and absurd Indigenous ghost stories from across Australia and brings them to life. Touching on the painful history of mi...

  • Sweet Country

    Episode 3

    Directed by Warwick Thornton • 2017 • Australia
    Starring Hamilton Morris, Bryan Brown, Sam Neill

    Based on a true story, this spellbinding revisionist western unfolds amid the harsh yet starkly beautiful landscapes of Australia in the 1920s. It’s there that simmering tensions between neighbors fo...

  • Mimi
    15:19
    Episode 4

    Mimi

    Episode 4

    Directed by Warwick Thornton • 2002 • Australia
    Starring Sophie Lee, Aaron Pedersen, David Gulpilil

    A white collector of Aboriginal art gets a shock when the Mimi sculpture she purchased comes to life in this cunning satire of an industry that values Indigenous art without appreciating the cultu...

  • Green Bush

    Episode 5

    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,...

  • Nana
    06:08
    Episode 6

    Nana

    Episode 6

    Directed by Warwick Thornton • 2007 • Australia
    Starring Mitjili Napanangka Gibson, Kiara Gibson

    An Aboriginal grandmother does what it takes to protect her community in this wry child’s-eye tale.