Giving voice to uniquely compelling perspectives, these exceptional stories shed light on the many sides of the Australian experience. 

 

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?

 

Join us for a Q&A with filmmakers in attendance: Michael Bonner (Writer/Director – What Do You See), Tom Albert & Petra Leslie (Co-Directors – Sleeping is Difficult), Olivia Altavilla (Director – Taboo) and more to be announced!

These shorts are are restricted to persons aged 18+. Can’t make this screening? We have an encore screening at the Sun Theatre on Sunday May 19.

 

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