The rise of magic realism in TV reflects society’s increased frustration with reality

51obihaovel-_sx320_sy240_

Magic realism takes a world that’s familiar to viewers and then twists a part of that world into a new shape.

It’s been said that looking at a TV is like looking at a mirror; what we see on TV reflects what is happening outside our living rooms in the world at large. But in 2016, that mirror is now straight out of a funhouse.  – Tom Hawking, QuartzRead More:

Advertisements

Movies as Mythology

For the Centenary of Cinema in 1995, a compilation of films was put together to celebrate the anniversary in various countries.

Australia’s entry was “White Fellas Dreaming” by Dr George Miller, and this short clip is an excerpt / introduction from the documentary where he discusses growing up and discovering film, and learning about film and mythology through the Mad Max Trilogy.

Putuparri and the Rainmakers

Rainmakers film

New Australian documentary Putuparri and the Rainmakers tackles the delicate and often painful process of cultural maintenance in a traditional Aboriginal community.  Set in the Great Sandy Desert region near Fitzroy Crossing in north western Australia, it follows Tom Putuparri Lawford.

Jason Di Rosso spoke with director Nicole Ma.

Click on link below to Radio Interview:

Putuparri and the Rainmakers explores the challenge of maintaining Indigenous culture

ABC RADIO NATIONAL, Australia. Friday 2 October 2015