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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.

 

prisonsqPRISON SONGS
Friday May 6, 5:30 pm at ACMI Melbourne
Also showing in Sydney and Darwin

In Australia’s first ever musical documentary, the inmates of the notorious Berrimah Prison in the Northern Territory share their stories, experiences and feelings through songs they helped to create.

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Female driven filmsDRIVING 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
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MAYA ANGELOU AND STILL I RISEmayaselling
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.

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labuenasqLA 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.
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pearlsqTHE 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).
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landsqLAND GRABBING
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.
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changessqTHIS 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.

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Refugee Film DocumentaryDREAMING 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.


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outtowinsqOUT 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.

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badsqTHE BAD KIDS
Closing Night Thusday 19 May 7 pm at ACMI Melbourne
Also showing in BrisbanePerth, 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.
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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+).

cineseeds2016films (1)ERNEST & CELESTINE
15 May 2:45 pm (5+)
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GIRL RISING
15 May 2:30 pm (12+)
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