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BeDevil(Australia, 1993)

Directed by Tracey Moffat. Three short films from Australia concerning spirits, ghosts and unexplained happenings. Mr. Chuck concerns an island community that still feels the malevolent presence of an American GI who died in the swamps nearby. Choo choo choo choo tells the story of a family who is haunted by invisible trains which run on the tracks next to their home. The final story "Lovin' the spin I'm in" tells of a woman's sense of loss when her son and his lover leave their community to escape opposition to their marriage. The couple dies, but as a young boy discovers, their spirits will never find peace. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database
Reviews and articles:
Baron, Cynthia. "Films by Tracy Moffatt: Reclaiming First Australians' rights, celebrating women's rites." Women's Studies Quarterly. New York: Spring 2002. Vol. 30, Iss. 1/2; p. 151 (27 pages)Full-text of this article / review is available:UC users only
Mimura, Glen Masato. "Black memories: Allegorizing the colonial encounter in Tracey Moffatt's beDevil (1993)." Quarterly Review of Film and Video. Apr-Jun 2003. Vol. 20, Iss. 2; p. 111
Senzani, Alessadra. "Dreaming Back: Tracey Moffatt's Bedeviling Films." Post Script, Fall2007, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p50-71, 22p, Full-text of this article / review is available:UC users only
Summerhayes, Catherine. "Haunting Secrets: Tracey Moffatt's "beDevil"." Film Quarterly, No. 4, Summer, 2004, pp. 1-72 Full-text of this article / review is available:UC users only
Turcotte, Gerry. "Spectrality in Indigenous Women's Cinema: Tracey Moffatt and Beck Cole." Journal of Commonwealth Literature. St. Giles: 2008. Vol. 43, Iss. 1; pg. 7

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