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Storm Boy

Code: 
a27
Director: 
Henri Safran
Producer: 
Matt Carroll, Jane Scott
Cast: 
Greg Rowe, Peter Cummins,  David Gulpilil, Judy Dick, Tony Allison, Michael Moody, Graham Dow, Eric Mack, Frank Foster-Brown, Michael Caulfield, Paul Smith, Hedley Cullen
Subtitles: 
Italian
Screenplay: 
Sonia Borg, Sidney L. Stebel, from Colin Theile’s novel
Release date: 
1976
Runtime: 
88'
Language: 
English
Format: 
35 mm
Location: 
DVD cabinet sala toscana Prato
Number of copies: 
3 DVD
Thematic strands: 
Children, indigenous culture, the natural environment and landscapes
Synopsis: 
One of the examples of classic Australian films that had been made by 'people of diverse ancestry'. It shows the interaction of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people. "The overlapping stories of alienation, marginalisation and loss that connect Storm Boy, the outcast 'Fingerbone' Bill [David Gulpilil] and the pelicans that the boy raises are powerful allegories for potential relations between Blacks and Whites. They also impart valuable lessons about the use of and respect for the natural environment" (Oxford Companion to Australian Film).