Giving voice to uniquely compelling perspectives, these exceptional stories shed light on the many sides of the Australian experience. Join us at the Sun Theatre for the encore screening!

 

SHAKESPEARE IN TOKYO
Genevieve Clay-Smith / Australia, Japan / 2018 / 20 mins / English / Narrative
In Tokyo, a Shakespeare fan with Down syndrome evades his older brother to discover the city.

 

TABOO
Olivia Altavilla / Australia / 2018 / 14 mins / English, Italian / Narrative
After witnessing the local priest abuse his power, Sofia attempts to convince her devout Catholic family to act.

 

SLEEPING IS DIFFICULT
Tom Alber & Petra Leslie / Australia / 2018 / 8 mins / English / Narrative
In Melbourne, a young woman prepares to spend another long night in her car.

 

WHAT DO YOU SEE
Michael Bonner / Australia / 2017 / 5 mins / English / Documentary
Confronting stigma on a daily basis, Sereena refuses to justify who she is, asking us, ‘what do you see when you look at me?

 

YULUBIDYI – UNTIL THE END
Curtis Taylor & Nathan Mewett / Australia / 2018 / 13 mins / Martu Wangka / Narrative
A young Aboriginal man helps his disabled brother escape from their abusive home life with the aid of a Mamu (Dreaming Creature).

 

THE ISLAND
Gabrielle Brady
/ Australia / 2017 / 21 mins / English / Documentary
On Christmas Island, off the coast of Australia, a trauma counsellor bears witness to the dramatic stories of the thousands of asylum seekers being detained there.
 
THIS IS YARRA
Lydia Rui / Australia / 2018 / 15 mins / English / Documentary
The junior Yarra Wild Beasts prepare to compete in the South Sudanese Australian National Basketball Association Tournament. Will they take home their first trophy?

 

This film is unclassified and is restricted to persons aged 18+. Can’t make this session? Join us for our screening at ACMI on Monday May 13.

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