Abstract In her vividly textured, complicated, and passionate film, beDevil, Australian Aboriginal artist and filmmaker Tracey Moffatt avoids easy stereotypes of victims and oppressors. She not only inspects some of the repressed stories of indigenous Australians, but also looks at the bewildered, bedeviled ways in which non-indigenous and indigenous Australians live with each other. Moffatt draws on all aspects of her artistic practice in this feature-length film.
Haunting Secrets: Tracey Moffatt's beDevil
Catherine Summerhayes is a lecturer in Film Studies and New Media theory at the Australian National University. She is currently writing a monograph that includes the close analyses of beDevil and David MacDougall's documentary, Link-Up Diary, about the organization that first began enabling the Stolen Generations to reclaim their families.
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Catherine Summerhayes; Haunting Secrets: Tracey Moffatt's beDevil. Film Quarterly 1 September 2004; 58 (1): 14–24. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2004.58.1.14
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