The Fringe dwellers

Australia, 1987

Film
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This adaptation of Nene Gare’s novel about contemporary life among Australian aborigines shows them as outcasts in their own country, despised by the whites, disinclined to work at the menial jobs they can get, and with a big partiality to alcohol. The Comeaway family is persuaded by their 15 year old daughter Trilby to move from the shanty town to a new estate. She is determined not to fall into the same overbreeding, underachieving trap as the women around her, but finds that events conspire against her.

Credits

director

Bruce Beresford

producer

Sue Milliken

production company

Oz Films

Fringe Dwellers Productions

Language

English

Duration

01:37:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

35833

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Adaptations

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Aboriginal Australians - Social conditions

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Australia

Literature → Australian literature - Film and video adaptations

Literature → Literature

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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