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MY ASIAN HEART

Australia, 2009 (MIFF 2009, Homegrown)

Director: David Bradbury

A searing document of one man's determination to illuminate the ignored conflicts of Asia.

This documentary from political filmmaker David Bradbury (Raul the Terrible) focuses on the startling works of freelance photojournalist Philip Blenkinsop. From his shots of the Falintil guerillas in the mountains of East Timor, to his depictions of tribal war and cannibalism in Borneo, the images he captures change the way these regions are seen forever.

Bradbury follows Blenkinsop's recent travels in Asia, from his coverage of an earthquake in China to the struggles of ethnic minorities in Laos, as he employs his distinctly old-school style of photography - determinedly non-digital, and in striking black and white - to capture the raw struggle of humanity.

D David Bradbury P David Bradbury, Carmelo Musca WS SBS L English, Chinese, Nepali, Thai w/English subtitles TD digibeta/2009

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