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Ted Szukalski

Gallery of fine art photography.

Girl thinking – Girl dreaming


What thought or dreams are on this girl’s mind?

I have watched an amazing biographical program today about an aboriginal actress Frances Djulibing. She names Marilyn Monroe to be her idol actress and in fact is shown watching Marilyn singing “Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend” from the movie “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”.

Whole story is off set by Frances’es reality of aboriginal life. So different to the world of film and movie stars. So unaccommodating when she wants to study performing arts. Passionate about her story telling via aboriginal song and dance she finds it hard to come to terms with the “non aboriginal reality” why, for example, performing arts school would rather see a hip-hop dancer then her. Please note that Frances Djulibing has played in the movie Ten Canoes and was considered a very natural actor by the writer/director of the movie Rolf de Heer.

The program was called “River of No Return” and I would recommend this compelling story to anyone.