The Last Wave
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|The Last Wave
The Last Wave
SOC 118 "The Last Wave"-Peter Weir dir.(1977)
In the film, The Last Wave, the director is trying to communicate the
idea of a culture within a culture or sub culture. The dominant culture in the
film is the white members of society living in Australia. The subculture in the
film is the Aborigines who were natives to the land before the white people
settled in Australia. The natives sustained their cultural beliefs and
ideologies while living in largely populated cities. The dominant white culture
imposes their laws , ideas of societal values and moral beliefs on the native
Aborigines. Forcing them to abide by a different law system and way of life
than what their peoples have practiced for hundreds of years. In the movie the
lawyer, David, represents the dominant culture to the Aborigines because he
represents the law that is controlling their fate in the white culture.
The director is also giving us many symbols or...
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