An excellent film on life in an aboriginal settlement and the problems they face and have to overcome to live in white society. Very thought provoking.
I think Fringe Dwellers is an excellent movie. Very true to life and believable.
I thoroughly enjoyed it
Enjoyed tremenduously.It is politically incorect,but it is how our indigenous folks live in the outback.Funny one way, and sad in another.Anyhow it is their way of life and we all have to accept and respect it.
Landmark film which was among the first (after "Backroads") to portray Aboriginal Australians in contemporary settings. Beresford nearly got it right here without suggesting for a moment that there is an easy answer to the problems faced by modern-day Aboriginal communities such as the one portrayed in this film, he does describe some of the effects on a generation which has had to deal with being brought up during the period of the White Australia policies, which included Assimilation. There's a deceptive depth to the film: while the local white people are very stereotyped (and let's face it, many still are), here is a genuine, compassionate storyteller at work, giving white, middle-class Australia a glimpse into a completely different, yet not totally foreign, world. An important film, it has come under much criticism for its seemingly sentimental climax; depending on how you view it, however, the sentimentality may not appear overtly excessive at all. Good performances all round are led in particular by Nehm, who would, two years later, feature as an angry ghost in the psychological horror film "The Dreaming".
An insight into living standards of aboriginals at that time.