Monday 25 April 2016
Films for 15+ Audiences
We know human rights are for everyone, but with the often confronting content that we present in the HRAFF program, the films aren’t always suitable for younger audiences. But young people don’t have to miss out completely on engaging with issues of social justice through film. In 2016, we fortunately have a significant selection of films that have been classified as suitable for 15 years and above.
The following films are restricted to persons aged 15 and over unless accompanied by an adult.
Friday May 6, 5:30 pm at ACMI Melbourne
Also showing in Sydney and Darwin
DRIVING WITH SELVI
Tuesday 17 May 5:45 pm at ACMI Melbourne
Like so many girls living within India’s impoverished patriarchal culture, Selvi found herself in an abusive forced marriage at the delicate age of 14. Running away and starting a brand new life, Selvi eventually becomes South India’s first female taxi driver.
Sponsored by Plan International
MAYA ANGELOU AND STILL I RISE
Saturday 7 May 4pm at ACMI Melbourne
She inspired generations, pushed boundaries and never ceased in her long fight for freedom for all. Although she is most well noted for her poetry, Maya Angelou and Still I Rise celebrates her multiple talents including singing, dancing, filmmaking, academia and civil rights activism.
LA BUENA VIDA
Tuesday 17 May 7:45 pm at ACMI Melbourne
The traditional way of life of the Wayúu community of Tamaquito in Northern Colombia is challenged as the rapidly expanding Cerrejon coalmine begins to take over their home and implements immediate relocation for the community.
Presented by Bank Australia.
THE PEARL BUTTON
Thursday May 12, 8 pm at ACMI Melbourne
WITH LIVE SCORE BY MICK TURNER
The Pearl Button is a visually astounding piece of cinema that explores the scientific and metaphysical properties of water to demonstrate the unity of humanity, nature and the universe. Presented with live score by Mick Turner (Dirty Three).
Saturday 16 May 6:15 pm at ACMI Melbourne
Also showing in Sydney, Brisbane, and Canberra.
Urgent and outrageous, Land Grabbing, shows us both sides of the contentious issue of land ‘acquisitions’.
Presented by Oxfam Australia.
THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING
Sunday 15 May 5:30 pm at ACMI Melbourne
Directed by journalist and filmmaker Avi Lewis and produced in conjunction with Naomi Klein’s best-selling book of the same name, This Changes Everything is an epic attempt to reimagine the vast challenge of climate change.
DREAMING OF DENMARK
Saturday 7 May 6:30 pm at ACMI Melbourne
After fleeing his native country of Afghanistan at just 15, Wasiullah has spent his adolescent years in Denmark, relishing in teenage antics but also nervously awaiting acceptance for permanent residency.
OUT TO WIN
Monday 16 May 6 pm at ACMI Melbourne
Chronicling the dramatic history of gay and lesbian sports professionals, Out To Win features interviews with a comprehensive selection of all-star players – including tennis legends Billie Jean King and Martina Navratilova – on their identities and advocacy.
THE BAD KIDS
Closing Night Thusday 19 May 7 pm at ACMI Melbourne
Also showing in Brisbane, Perth, Canberra, Alice Springs and Sydney.
Straight from Sundance, Special Jury Prize winner The Bad Kids looks into the hallways of a Mojave Desert high school devoted to carrying at-risk students over the finish line to graduation.
Supported by the Government of the United States.
For youth audiences we also present the yearly CineSeeds Program at ACMI Melbourne, which includes one film for junior audiences (5+) and one film for senior audiences (12+).
ERNEST & CELESTINE
15 May 2:45 pm (5+)
15 May 2:30 pm (12+)