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The animated movie “Displaced” is a symbolised narrative inspired by the Tampa boat people incident of 2001, where rescued boat refugees were refused entry into Australia. The movie is firmly located in a space that mixes Star Wars and Japanese Anime, and at the same time continues the tradition of an animation film auteur.

The movie presents to the viewer several symbolic contradictions –  the refugee girl, dressed in her Tibetan style native clothes, runs to catch her ship, with her flight suitcase and plastic water bottle. These contrasts, created by third world technological leap-frogging, challenge our perceptions of visible wealth and value as represented by dress and possessions.

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