White-Black Film

Direction
Year
2013
Country
  • Czech Republic
Duration
28min
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Alana Victoria Hunt is a curator in Aboriginal community art center. White employees work with Aboriginal artists who tell the history of the Aboriginal nation Giya through art. Their works are painted with natural paints extracted from the soil. Alana’s work as a curator goes beyond professional engagement. She tries to help others in all possible ways which makes her more of a social worker and a close friend of the local people. The complicated post-colonial situation in Australia forces her to question the client-based approach and the actual contribution of the white people to the Aboriginal community. The film is a poetic portrayal of a young woman who, eager to be an active citizen, is trying to come to terms with a complicated history of the continent. The film was created in a couple of days as an immediate reaction of a foreigner to the strange environment. In the film director tries to further develop their debates as he was looking for his own perspective on the exploitation, omnipresent racism, calculating art market and the post-colonial reality of Australia. White- black film is questioning the cliches of picturing distant cultures by experimental minimalistic film language.

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  • Original title
    White-Black Film
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Vladimír Turner
  • Duration
    28 min (16-30 min.)
  • Year
    2013
  • Country
    • Czech Republic

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