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    1. 1. The Tracker
    2. 2. Objectives <ul><li>Quick overview of the movie </li></ul><ul><li>The treatment of Indigenous Australians </li></ul><ul><li>The effects of the paintings </li></ul><ul><li>Summary </li></ul>The Tracker (2002)
    3. 3. The Tracker <ul><li>Set in 1922 </li></ul><ul><li>Four white men tracking down a fugitive. </li></ul><ul><li>An Aboriginal man accused of murder. </li></ul><ul><li>Dependent on the black tracker. </li></ul>The Tracker (2002)
    4. 4. <ul><li>Attitude “natives” were sub-human and the land was free for the British to Claim their own. </li></ul><ul><li>Repeated wars, massacres and roundups attempting to rid the land of aboriginal people. </li></ul><ul><li>Terra Nullius – The land belonged to no – one. </li></ul><ul><li>White people took away the aboriginals mechanisms for self support & economic independence. </li></ul>Treatment of Indigenous Australians
    5. 5. Colonial Settlement <ul><li>Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders – most disadvantaged people in Australian society today </li></ul><ul><li>Many problems stem directly from colonisation, dispossession from their lands and forced marginalisation. </li></ul><ul><li>Depriving them of opportunities taken for granted by other citizens. </li></ul>
    6. 6. DVD - FILM <ul><li>The murder and hanging of many innocent Aboriginals. </li></ul><ul><li>The injustice, the horror, the abuse and the loss of culture and identity. </li></ul><ul><li>Acknowledging our past is not something to be proud of. Neither is it something to be forgotten. </li></ul>
    7. 7. <ul><li>At the beginning they have no real meaning. </li></ul><ul><li>Violent scenes are replaced by a painting by Peter Coad. </li></ul><ul><li>“ make it representational rather than actual.” De Heer.R (2002). </li></ul><ul><li>The impact of colour and visual effects are amazing. </li></ul><ul><li>Interpretations of the Scene. </li></ul>The Paintings
    8. 8. Summary <ul><li>Confronting and Brutal. </li></ul><ul><li>Australia has a past no one wants to face up to. </li></ul><ul><li>Purely fictitious story line but was based on research. </li></ul><ul><li>Terrible treatment and marginalisation started way back in history. </li></ul>
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