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FEATURED: Helen's War - Portrait of a Dissident

Dr Helen Caldicott, firebrand anti-nuclear campaigner, celebrated author and Nobel Peace Prize nominee, is too alarmed to retire. Certain that the White House's War on Terror is escalating the global nuclear arms race.

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NEW RELEASE: The Galahs

In 1967 a group of Victorian AFL (VFL) stars jetted off to challenge the All-Ireland champions, County Meath, at their own game. The players were, and are, household names - Barassi, Skilton, Jesaulenko, Davis, Hart, Nicholls, Mann, Dugdale, Fraser.

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NEW RELEASE: The Farmer's Cinematheque

THE FARMER’S CINEMATHEQUE interprets a rich archive of films by Relvy and John Teasdale, farmers from the Victorian Wimmera, revealing stories and spirits embedded in the land.

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NEW RELEASE: Dancer

Filmmaker Steven Cantor examines the life and career of ballet dancer Sergei Polunin, from his early days in the Ukraine to his performances in the United Kingdom, Russia and America.

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FEATURED: Emily in Japan

Behind the scenes of the blockbuster exhibition of paintings by the Indigenous artist Emily Kame Kngwarreye which toured Japan attracting record crowds.

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NEW RELEASE: Daughter

Daughter is an exploration of gendered violence and victim blaming, as shown through the experiences of three different women on a Friday night out in St Kilda.

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NEW RELEASE: Local Hero

A Texas oil billionaire attempts to buy out a remote Scottish fishing village for an oil refinery, and sends ace dealmaker Mac (Peter Riegert) to secure his property rights.

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FEATURED: Set Fire to the Stars

Based on John M Brinnin's account of his hell-raising hero, Dylan Thomas', first visit to New York in 1950.

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NEW RELEASE: Monsieur Mayonnaise

Artist and filmmaker Philippe Mora is producing a graphic novel about his late father, Georges, widely known in Melbourne as a beloved contemporary art patron and owner of bohemian eateries Mirka Café, Café Balzac and the Tolarno Restaurant.

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NEW RELEASE: Cameraperson

A boxing match in Brooklyn; life in post-war Bosnia and Herzegovina; the daily routine of a Nigerian midwife; an intimate family moment at home: these scenes and others are woven into CAMERAPERSON

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