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For more than fifty years, Relvy Teasdale and his son John made beautiful films on their farm and within their small community in the Wimmera region of Australia. For the Teasdales, farming and film-making were an inter- related devotional practice, offering views into the psychological, social and economic complexities of a wondrous and sophisticated rural world that on the one hand seems to be disappearing but on the other continues to sustain, adapt and recreate itself. Their luminous archive connects past and present generations, revealing the rhythms and rituals of life on the land and drawing surprising parallels between settler and indigenous modes of mapping and looking after country.
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 and Galleries. Less known, however, is Georges’ astonishing history in the French resistance during World War II.
Ned Kelly is an Australian icon. Thought a hero by some and a terrorist by others, this documentary sets out to examine the man, the many prickly issues and to tell the historically accurate story. 11
David Lynch takes us on an intimate journey through the formative years of his life. From his idyllic upbringing in small town America to the dark streets of Philadelphia, we follow Lynch as he traces the events that have helped to shape one of cinema’s most enigmatic directors.
Thoroughly researched and adapted from journalist John Morgan’s 1852 book, based on William Buckley’s own personal account of survival, “The Extraordinary Tale of William Buckley” tells the remarkable true story of the escaped convict who lived with Wathaurong, an Aboriginal tribe in south-eastern Australia long before white colonization.
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. “Servant or Slave” follows the lives of five such women.
Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds. Worshipped and treasured since the dawn of humankind. “Seed: The Untold Story” follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy.