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“Samson and Delilah” Director Warwick Thornton: “A Camera is a Weapon”

18 October 2010

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“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.

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