Bran Nue Dae (2009)

Apr 11, 2020 7:14 AM

Film on ClickView

Section from David Stratton's Stories of Australian Cinema

Questions to answer

  • Director, Rachel Perkins says, “The thing about Bran Nue Dae is that on the surface it is this sort of absurd comedy road movie but there are many layers to read into the film” Based on the sequences shown, what features can you see that you think made it a success with audiences?
  • What does it reflect about culture and current social attitudes towards race relations, and specifically Reconciliation in Australia?
  • “The vitality and pride that runs through Bran Nue Dae, also runs through other indigenous-made films, appearing in the twenty-first century. It’s been called the new "Black Wave of filmmaking.” How is the film a product of its time?