Tinkering at the borders: Lucky Miles and the diasporic (no) road movie

Catherine Simpson

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This chapter explores the diasporic hybridity theories and the concept of multiculturalism in the Australian cinema. It examines the history of migration and its regulations, the domination of the White Australia policy, and the impact of government funding on the film industry. It looks into the diasporic filmmaking citing the film "Lucky Miles" which portrays migration.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDiasporas of Australian cinema
EditorsCatherine Simpson, Renata Murawska, Anthony Lambert
Place of PublicationBristol, UK
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9781841501970
Publication statusPublished - 2009


  • diaspora
  • Australian films
  • white Australia policy


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