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Random 8
A blend of fiction and historical evidence, Random 8 explores issues raised by several famous psychological experiments, including the work of Stanley Milgram at Yale University in the 1960s who studied human obedience to orders, even when the orders were…
Fifty Years Of Silence
Between 1929 and 1945 the Japanese Government, on advice from its military, forcibly removed thousands of young women and girls from their homes to provide sexual services as "comfort women" to the Japanese Army. 50 YEARS OF SILENCE is Jan…
Why Me? - Stolen Generations
This documentary is one of the most compelling films on this subject that we have yet seen. We are confident that it will become a landmark film in the fullness of time. Much of its power comes from its beautifully…
Stolen Generations
Between 1910 and 1970 in Australia, 1 in 3 children were removed from Aboriginal families and placed in institutions and foster homes. These children, in most cases, were never to see their family again. The film tells 3 stories of…
Big Bad Love - The Signs of Abusive and Violent Relationships
Comedian Becky Lucas jokes about taboo subjects. When she realized her best childhood friend had suffered years of horrific domestic violence, Becky became determined to bring the subject out into the open. Becky had suspected something might be wrong with…
Raoul Wallenberg: Between The Lines
Raoul Wallenberg was an unlikely hero. A Swedish diplomat, he risked his life to challenge the Nazi forces in Hungary and to save the lives of as many as 100,000 Jews in Budapest in 1944. The Nazis, led by the…
Aya
The film begins in the 1950s: life is back to normal for most Australians, but for Aya (Eri Ishida) the conflict is just beginning. She has risked everything by marrying Frank (Nicholas Eadie), an Australian soldier on duty with the…
Night Parrot Stories - A Mysterious Australian Bird
In the remote deserts of Australia lives an elusive nocturnal bird called the Night Parrot. Virtually nothing is known of its ecology as it's disappeared at the end of the 19th Century. Searching for evidence of its existence became a…
Dogs of Democracy - How Stray Dogs became a Symbol of Hope in Greece
Dogs of Democracy is a documentary about the stray dogs of Athens and the people who take care of them. Author and first-time filmmaker Mary Zournazi explores life on the streets through the eyes of the dogs and the experiences…
The Buddha's Forgotten Nuns
This documentary tells the story of women fighting to gain their place as female monks, or Bhikkhunis, in male dominated Buddhist traditions around the world. "It's like a revolution has happened for women in Buddhism across the globe, yet if…
Radical Ideas in Justice and Regulation
Restorative Justice and Responsive Regulation are policy ideas that have spread widely in the 21st century. They are about the notion that because crime hurts, justice should heal. Because injustice causes great pain, it is more important to fix it…
Hope - Survivial and the Search for a Better Life in Australia
Four hundred asylum seekers were pitched into the sea when their people-smuggling boat from Indonesia sank on its way to Australia in 2001. Three hundred and fifty three people drowned. Only seven survivors made it to Australia. Amal Basry was…
My Mother India
Director Safina Uberoi traces her parents' history. Her Australian mother married a Sikh and moved to India. There they bought up their three children and survived the anti-Sikh riots of 1984. The autobiography features family photos, historical footage and interviews…
My Mother's Village
Part of the Series: My Mother's Village and the Sri Lanka Series
In this journey back to the sites of his parents' work, Aaron Burton meets people who appeared in the original films and discusses with them their perspective on the films and their lives since that time. It is also at…
Bach in Auschwitz
The Auschwitz Orchestra had over 40 members, all Jewish women, all escaping death in the gas chambers because of their musical ability. All were deeply traumatised, and five decades later recall their experiences. The leader of the orchestra was Alma…
Pyongyang Diaries
PYONGYANG DIARIES is director Solrun Hoaas' personal account of her encounter with the closed society of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. While the official line in North Korea fosters an almost religious cult of personality, with an emphasis on…
Butoh: Piercing the Mask
In the early 1960s Butoh dance exploded onto the Japanese stage. The shockwaves ripped the Japanese dance community apart and shattered stereotypical images of the Japanese people. Sexy, violent, humorous and nihilistic, Butoh confronted Japanese society, ridiculing and mocking traditional…
Another Country - The Yolngu People
"No one from any government has ever known our language. ... How can they know us?" - David Gulpilil Another Country is a documentary which considers, from the inside, the ramifications of one culture being dominated by another. At the…
The Horses of Fukushima - Matsuri No Uma
No one could have ever imagined the absurd fate awaiting Mirror's Quest and the other horses of Fukushima: almost dying in the tsunami; exposed to radiation inside the 20km exclusion zone surrounding the nuclear meltdown; left for weeks without fodder;…
The Hatoma Films - Four Documentaries about a Depopulated Japanese Island
Sacred Vandals (55 mins) - The setting is tiny Hatoma Island, population 47, in Okinawa Prefecture - part of Japan, yet not Japanese. This personal documentary invites the audience to share the experiences of the women through informal conversations and…