Bra boys a documentary case

Blood is thicker than water documentary

I read all this stuff about kids getting harassed because they want to have a surf and I say 'are you kidding? Clever editing, selection of detail and the ordering of that detail in the situational and autobiographical context of the director and his siblings combine to achieve the purpose of presenting the Bra Boys as a group whom have overcome impoverished childhoods to become surfers worthy of reverence for their talent and resilience. Rugby league's Reni Maitua had his conviction for assault overturned when the appeal judge found conflicting evidence. However, in the documentary, it is presented as a value akin to being patriotic and proud of and protective of your origins. The award winning documentary detailed the lives of the Abberton family and the Bra Boys. We said there's not going to be any heroin in Maroubra anymore, because we didn't want drugs in the place. This footage is complemented by up-beat, fast paced non-diegetic music and the diegetic cheering of spectators as the boys are pictured surfing impressive waves with skill and finesse. Abberton states that his home birth was not a result of specified choice, but as a method of avoiding the hospital where he says his mother "knew she'd get in trouble for being on heroin". The trouble is, the Abbertons want it both ways, to be respected as iron-bar toughs, while rejecting the label of hardened gangsters. They have little recollection of their different fathers although Koby knows his was a bank robber.

Two decades on, Bra Boys has, he estimates, around members, about 30 of them hardcore, including several top-grade rugby league players - John Sutton, who plays for Russell Crowe's Rabbitohs team, Damon Alley-Tovio, now with Newtown Jets, and Canterbury Bulldogs' Reni Maitua among them.

Abberton includes snippets of an interview with Sean Doherty, whom we are informed through written codes is the editor of Tracks surfing magazine.

Official members of the Bra Boys, including Abberton, have the "MyBrothersKeeper" slogan permanently tattooed on their bodies.

The year-old Sunny is stocky, eloquent and surprisingly avuncular: no-nonsense bruiser and community-welfare entrepreneur rolled into one. They were burning their own houses, the riot squad were in there - they were even going to send in the military.

Then, there was huge publicity about the eight Bra Boys arrested, but nothing the day that eight were found not guilty. It's completely from within the fold of the group of Maroubra surfers who call themselves the Bra Boys.

In its own way, it has a similar authenticity, even eloquence, although it could also be seen as a defence of the thug life and a massive exercise in self-promotion.

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According to the Bra Boys themselves, they are surfing friends from difficult backgrounds who guard their own territory and never back down. It seems that the spirit of the Bra Boys is unquenchable.

Bra boys documentary analysis

Official members of the Bra Boys, including Abberton, have the "MyBrothersKeeper" slogan permanently tattooed on their bodies. Rugby league's Reni Maitua had his conviction for assault overturned when the appeal judge found conflicting evidence. Our generation was the first one to kind of bring it all together. Abberton states that his home birth was not a result of specified choice, but as a method of avoiding the hospital where he says his mother "knew she'd get in trouble for being on heroin". In early scenes, we see several bare-knuckle, one-on-one street fights and one large all-in brawl, involving knives and clubs. It gives a vivid sense of the cult of masculinity in a working-class Sydney beach suburb, the rampant physicality that values a brawl as much as a barrel, and it's just as clearly a work of bravado, a legend-making exercise, but I didn't mind that. As a chronicle of rough-and-tumble street life, it's appallingly biased and self-glorifying. Sunny Abberton includes such content to show the Bra Boys as persisting to overcome adversity and is presented early on in the text as a major issue for the Bra Boys. That's what I found compelling about Bra Boys.
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