“Samson and Delilah” Director Warwick Thornton: “A Camera is a Weapon”
Cannes Camera D’Or 2009 winner Warwick Thornton’s “Samson and Delilah” starts screening in New York City today.
The film went on to win the awards for Best New Director and Best Film at the Australian Film Institute Awards.
Fifteen year-old Samson lives with Delilah in an Aboriginal community in the Outback. After tragedy strikes the tight-knit stable community, Samson and Delilah fall in love and take solace in each other.
“At the age of fifteen I was taught by my mother that a camera is a weapon. It can fight the injustices in the world, it can start a revolution and it can stop a revolution. When I finally had the opportunity to make a feature length film, these words came flooding back. I had to look for the good fight. The reason for being,” said Thorton.