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A Saucer of Water for the Birds

Australia, 1993 (MIFF 1993, Animation)

Director: Ann Shenfield

Ann Shenfield uses the medium of animation to explore notions of her European heritage through Babcha's (her grandmother's) stones. The stories describe life in Lodz and Paris, before WWII and the Holocaust.

"Your friends" the old woman whispers to Ann, "they say they like you... but how do you know?" The natural love Ann has for her grandmother is confused in the old woman's fears, the ghosts which haunt her dreams and her memories of another life, in another age and on the other side of the world.

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Episodes in Disbelief

Australia, 1999
Is is possible to know if a seed discovered after a thousand years is that of a now vanquished magnolia, or instead that of a virulent presently extinct weed? Episodes in Disbelief explores childhood… More »

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