With the death of their mother, two sisters (Nona and Cressy) return to their childhood home in Northern Australia where their third sister, Mae, lived looking after their mother. The ... See full summary »
In the Summer of 1969 a young man is filled with the life of the idyllic old pearling port Broome - fishing, hanging out with his mates and his girl. However his mother returns him to the ... See full summary »
Mabo tells the story of one of Australia's national heroes - Eddie Koiki Mabo, the Torres Strait Islander who left school at age 15, yet spearheaded the High Court challenge that overthrew the fiction of terra nullius.
JASPER JONES is a coming of age story about Charlie Bucktin, a bookish boy of 14. On the night that Jasper Jones, the town's mixed race outcast shows him the dead body of young Laura ... See full summary »
Detective Jay Swan is assigned to investigate a mysterious disappearance on an outback cattle station. Soon, Jay's investigation uncovers a past injustice that threatens the fabric of the whole community.
Lena is the daughter of an Aboriginal mother and Irish father and Vaughn is a Murri boy doing time in a minimum security prison in North West NSW. Dramatic events throw them together on a journey with no money and no transport.
Jenna Lee Connors
The Australian Outback - 1932. Entranced by the moon, a young girl steps out of her bedroom window. When her parents check on her, she is gone. The police suggest aboriginal tracker Albert lead the search, but the father revolts - insisting - no black-fella is to set foot on my land. Instead, he gathers together as many white men as he can find, and conducts a line search across the desolate plains in search of the child. Albert watches helplessly as her every trace is stamped to dust. Sometime later, the daughter is still missing, and the mother makes a decision to take responsibility into her own hands, to reconcile the loss of her child. She goes to find Albert...Written by
During the shoot in the Flinders Ranges, actor David Field, who played Allman, chose to camp out in his swag. He said: "I don't see any point in coming to the middle of Australia and to stand in a hotel room looking into a wall. I'm from the country originally, so whenever I'm back in it, I like to get as far back into it as I can," he laughed. See more »
WOW!! What a powerful film! With extraordinary use of music and song, and not being a fan of musicals in general, this film is a true example of modern art. I could not help but be completely and utterly moved. Reduced to tears I felt their pain and heartache. Camera shots comprising of Extreme Close ups amongst long shots of vast Australian Outback forced the viewer to connect with the actors and their anguish amongst an almost uninhabited world. The fathers scene of self destruction was different and very well used to represent his loss. I was surprised how well this little trick worked! This Director got it right. No, she got it better than right - it was amazing!
Thank you Rachel Perkins!! You are truly an inspiration to other filmmakers (like me) and I look forward to seeing more of your work! In fact, I cant wait!!!!
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