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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.
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.
From the makers of Storm Boy, Blue Fin is another inspirational tale of boyhood adventure and discovery set in the treacherous waters of the Southern Ocean.
A hit at the Sundance Film Festival - where it won the Special Jury Prize - BEING ELMO showcases the story behind an oft-forgotten and largely invisible artistry.
In Australia, during the era of the Stolen Generations, thousands of Aboriginal girls were taken from their families and pressed into domestic servitude by the Australian Government.
Where there is imagination, there is darkness and from within that darkness lurks a being of unfathomable terror.
This documentary follows one woman's quest to get justice for her mother, who was violently raped and beaten in her Johannesburg, South Africa, home in 1988.
In a place almost untouched by time and in an age still blessed by innocence, a father and his two sons struggle to make sense of their changing relationships.
Mark finds his first real love and tries to escape all the bad things in his life with her.
Follows a Palestinian leader who unites Fatah, Hamas and Israelis in an unarmed movement to save his village from destruction. Success eludes them until his 15-year-old daughter jumps into the fray.
Follows the journey of enigmatic Australian musician Jeremy Oxley, lead singer of Sunnyboys as he emerges from a 30-year battle with schizophrenia. An inspiring story of hope, survival and the healing power of unconditional love.
For over forty years, America's "War on Drugs" has accounted for 45 million arrests, made America the world's largest jailer, and damaged poor communities at home and abroad.
An intimate and deeply personal portrait of comic genius Spike Milligan through the eyes of his brother, three daughters and third wife.
"PAUL KELLY - STORIES OF ME charts the remarkable life of one of Australia’s most gifted and beloved singer-songwriters. For almost 40 years, in over 350 songs, Paul Kelly has been mapping out the Australian landscape and its people.
16 year old Billie's reluctant path to independence is accelerated when her mother reveals plans to gender transition and their time together becomes limited to Tuesday afternoons.
Winter, 1915. Confined by her family to an asylum in the South of France - where she will never sculpt again - the chronicle of Camille Claudel's reclusive life, as she waits for a visit from her brother, Paul Claudel.
A feisty and resilient community centre in an industrial seaside town is in the process of setting up a community-based funeral service when they are suddenly faced with the challenge of caring for one of their own.
Struggling NSW farmer Chris Rohrlach desperately needs a second income. Fourteen years ago, his pregnant girlfriend Rachel suffered a massive stroke which left her incurably quadriplegic at age 21.
If you dream your own death, can it come true?
GAYBY BABY is a portrait of four kids - Gus, Ebony, Matt and Graham - whose parents all happen to be gay.
Ever since Venus and Serena Williams started playing in tennis tournaments, they've provoked strong reactions - from awe and admiration to suspicion and resentment.
Narrowly avoiding jail, new dad Robbie vows to turn over a new leaf.
In the tribal areas of Pakistan lies a town where the local industry is the handcrafting of firearms. It has been this way since long before the "War on Terror".
Sepideh wants to become an astronaut. She spends her nights exploring the secrets of the universe, while her family will do anything to keep her on the ground.
The children depicted in this film live in the four corners of the globe and all share the same desire to learn.
In 1978 Jimmy Graham, a thirty four year old happily married the father of two, scored his dream job with Operation Deepfreeze - training American scientists in survival skills in Antarctica. He left in December of that year.
Gabriel is an award-winning short film about a young boy's imagination about life after death. The film sweetly asks the question “where do we go when we die?” from the innocent perspective of a child.
Narrated by Liam Neeson, ROAD tells the story one family's legacy and two generations of motorcycle road racers. United by their yearning for victory and capacity for thrill seeking, these two sets of brothers engage in the most visceral of sports.
More than anything in the world, 60 year-old Cornelia longs for her adult son, Barbu, to reciprocate her affections. But the pair barely speak.
From the producers of THE CONSTANT GARDENER and THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND, HALF OF A YELLOW SUN is based on the best selling novel. When civil war breaks out in Nigeria in the late 60s, political lines are drawn and families are forced to scatter.
Julien is 17, has a great sense of humour, bags of charm, and is wheelchair-bound due to cerebral palsy.
It's hard to grow healthy orange trees. It's even harder to kill them.Mick followed his father into orange farming. Now he's running the farm and is forced to make decisions that would make his dad turn in his grave.
At the request of his estranged wife Marie, Ahmad returns to Paris after four years in Tehran to finalise their divorce.
Passionate and tough, Grace is a supervisor at a foster-care facility for at-risk teenagers. A formidable caretaker of the kids in her charge, Grace shares her life and work with her long-term boyfriend and co-worker, Mason.
MISTAKEN FOR STRANGERS is a truly hilarious, unusual, and moving film about two brothers, Matt and Tom Berninger.
Before Bad Brains, the Sex Pistols or the Ramones, there was a band called Death.
Seventeen talented Australian directors from diverse artistic disciplines each create a chapter of the hauntingly beautiful novel by multi award-winning author Tim Winton.
In New York City, a young girl is caught in the middle of her parents' bitter custody battle.
Exploring the world of its tiny heroes in locations that are worlds apart - the Namibian savannah, the Mongolian steppe, a Japanese megalopolis and sunny California - Babies makes a universal statement with strength and passion.
The Queen of Versailles is a character-driven documentary about a billionaire family and their financial challenges in the wake of the economic crisis.
On 7 February 2009, Australia suffered its worst natural disaster in recorded history. A firestorm of cyclonic fury swept across Victoria and 173 lives were lost. Nowhere was the destruction more terrible than in the tiny hamlet of Strathewen.
To the Other Shore is a poetic diary film about motherhood. It interweaves moments from the filmmaker's home movies with dramatised therapy sessions and scenes from family life, alongside fairy stories, archival film.
A poetic documentary on four generations of maternal family in Tasmania, from the 1890s to 1978, using archival footage and excerpts from key early feminist films to trace significant changes in womenâ??s place in the family and society.
Cross Life is a community-produced drama set in Kings Cross, one of Australiaâ??s most socially liberal and culturally diverse places, and grapples with themes of family, identity and freedom.
Molly and Mobarak is the story of Mobarak Tahiri, a young Hazara refugee, who is living in the town of Young, in rural NSW.
A couple embarks on a journey home for Chinese new year along with 130 million other migrant workers, to reunite with their children and struggle for a future. Their unseen story plays out as China soars towards being a world superpower.
A portrait of Australian Prime Minister Ben Chifley, his wife Elizabeth, and their spirit kept alive in the NSW country town of Bathurst for five decades since his death.
Pregnant at 15 in England and dispatched to an institution where she was hidden away and arrangements made for the subsequent adoption of her baby, filmmaker Steve Thomasâ?? twin sister, Val, spent the next 25 years not knowing where her child was.
When Jesse discovers that his youngest daughter, Priscilla, can rap and perform, he sees redemption for his own failed music career and financial salvation for his family and commits his life to making her a star.
Two poor brothers living in Cape Town are charged with murder .â??Making not one wrong move, this jaw-dropping film is marked by an earthy, hard-earned poeticism, a piercing sense of place and indelible characters.
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