"The Last Wave"-Peter Weir dir.(1977)
In the film, The Last Wave, the director is trying to communicate the idea of a
culture within a culture or sub culture. The dominant culture in the film is the white
members of society living in Australia. The subculture in the film is the Aborigines who
were natives to the land before the white people settled in Australia. The natives
sustained their cultural beliefs and ideologies while living in largely populated cities.
The dominant white culture imposes their laws , ideas of societal values and moral
beliefs on the native Aborigines. Forcing them to abide by a different law system and
way of life than what their peoples have practiced for hundreds of years. In the...
Excerpt from file: SOC118 "TheLastWave"PeterWeirdir.(1977) Inthefilm,TheLastWave,thedirectoristryingtocommunicatethe ideaofa culturewithinacultureorsubculture.Thedominantcultureinthefilmis thewhite membersofsocietylivinginAustralia.Thesubcultureinthefilmisthe Aborigineswho
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