Wait… you’re telling me there are films that weren’t directed in Hollywood?

Lily Carr

Picture this: A white girl from a white family attends a heavily white populated school in a white neighbourhood. Sounds psychotic, right? That girl is me.

As you can already tell, I come from a very long line of white people. So i guess you could call me ‘Australian’. Growing up I never got to embrace or experience a culture that wasn’t my own, which really bothered me. Born and bred in ‘The Shire’, I was sheltered and bound to the superficial ‘genuine’ Australian culture it claims to have and the people that populate it.

Early on, none of my friends had even travelled outside of the Shire let alone overseas which we all thought was normal.
All of our high school excursions and trips stayed within our little segregated ‘slice of heaven’. I know what you’re thinking, it sounds like she’s part of a cult. You’re right, it was…

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One comment

  1. Hi Lily,

    I was drawn to comment on your blog for a few reasons. Your cultural story is much the same as mine. Growing up in the bubble of “God’s country” it is very easy to be become trapped and not see any need to go over the bridge.

    As someone who has also never deep dived into any non-western film or media studies I found this viewing to be educational but also eye-opening. After the viewing original film Gojira I felt compelled to immerse myself into this phonemic that I had completely missed.

    If you’re interested in learning more about the series on films that followed Gojira and their history check out the link below 🙂

    Would love to hear your thoughts on it!



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