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The story of Lena, the light-skinned daughter of an Aboriginal mother and Irish father and Vaughn, a Murri boy doing time in a minimum security prison in North West NSW. Dramatic events ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dannielle Hall ...
Lena
Damian Pitt ...
Vaughn
Jenna Lee Connors ...
Ty
Terry Dahlstron ...
Man with headphones
Wayne Dargin ...
Boy at service station
Shane Dargin ...
Boy at service station
Marshall Bell ...
Boy at service station
Aaron Robinson ...
Boy at service station
Mundurra Weldon ...
Liam
Athol French ...
Kevy
Jamalla Carr ...
Girl with pram
Samuel Barker ...
Baby in pram
Ben Paparo ...
Male police officer
Lila Fisher ...
Female police officer
Kevin Pitt ...
Lena's stepdad (Smiley)
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The story of Lena, the light-skinned daughter of an Aboriginal mother and Irish father and Vaughn, a Murri boy doing time in a minimum security prison in North West NSW. Dramatic events throw them together on a journey with no money and no transport. To Lena, Vaughn represents the life she is running away from. To Vaughn, Lena embodies the society that has rejected him. And for a very short amount of time, they experience a rare true happiness together. Written by leask81 <leask81@hotmail.com>

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Actor Damian Pitt had no previous acting experience and was spotted by director Ivan Sen in Moree in a group of 20 boys. Sen said he "had the perfect look". See more »

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Streets of Tamworth
("Streets of Old Fitzroy")
Written by Harry Williams
Performed by Roger Knox
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Very Australian
28 August 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

With the concept of what Australian is being challenged and revised in contemporary Australian society, this film hits home hard. A challenge for a connection with the great geography of the Australian landscape and an identity crisis. It reinforces the Aboriginal context of Australian history and the effects of what modern Aboriginality deals with. Fabulous movie! Emotive, raw and definitely Australian! 'Beneath Clouds' also captures the spirit of Australian youth and the mateship that had underpinned almost every friendship of every Australian. The Australian spirituality of inextricable connection to the land is also emphasised through the scenery filmed. A personal journey is also presented: beautiful, intimate and detailed. Though the characters share dissimilarity, it is the force that brings them together and reinforces the Australian notion of mateship, identity and spirituality.


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