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From the Academy Award-winning director of “Citizenfour” comes a compelling new portrait of whistle blower Julian Assange. Filmed over six years, “Risk” is a character study that collides with a high stakes election year and its controversial aftermath. Cornered in a tiny building for half a decade, Julian Assange is undeterred even as the legal jeopardy he faces threatens to undermine the organization he leads and fracture the movement he inspired. Capturing this story, director Laura Poitras finds herself caught between the motives and contradictions of Assange and his inner circle.
She’s Fed Up and She’s Back… “Pauline Hanson: Please Explain!” charts the rise of the fiesty fish monger from Ipswich who went on to become one of the most divisive politicians in Australian history.
Beamafilm talks to Sarah Jayne Portelli, the director of award-winning short “Daughter”, about the challenges and joys of making the film.
It’s a tough life trying to make people laugh. It might be fun for some but utter misery for others – it is a journey nonetheless into the unpredictable existence of the jobbing comedian.
We’re right in the middle of National Science Week. It’s a week that celebrates science and technology, and the contributions of many to these fields. So why not spark your curiosity and get inspired by one of our stunning science films: Sepideh: Reaching for the Stars, In the Shadow of the Moon, Particle Fever, Who’s Afraid of Wilhelm Reich, Pandora’s Promise, This Changes Everything.
Beamafilm talks to Malcolm McKinnon, the director of “The Farmer’s Cinematheque”, about the challenges and joys of making the film.