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Blood Ballad (Matthew Rich, 2006)
Sombre and romantic, this moodily shot musical narrative is set in the 19th century. Tackling issues of love, loss and the varying ways people cope with guilt and grief, Blood Ballad is a decidedly a… Read more

Different Dish, A (Shay Hamias, 2006)
A Moroccan mother who can't accept her son being gay; and a son who has rejected the traditions of his culture; learn to overcome their prejudices with the help of a charlatan rabbi.--- D Shay Hamias… Read more

Happiest Day of His Life, The (Ursula Burton, 2007)
He's getting married and it's the happiest day of his life. A light-hearted film that reverses gender roles and assumptions, while subtly challenging the classic traditional wedding.---D/S Ursula Bur… Read more

Imagine This! (John Callaghan, 2006)
Imagine This!, from Irish filmmaker John Callaghan, is a reworking of John Lennon's 'Imagine' into 4 and half minutes of punk rock political clip art.---D/P John Callaghan WS Cal-TV TD video/col/2006… Read more

Mimis, The (Dave Jones, )
The Mimis is a Dhuwa story that is told in Dalabon language in Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Despite all his efforts, a young boy finds he cannot hunt as well as his father. The boy sulki… Read more

Moon Man (Luke Jurevicius, 2007)
Moon Man is a Dhuwa story that is told in Rittharngu language in Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia. Before the moon was in the sky, it was a man.---D Luke Jurevicius & Toby Quarmby S Vera Ca… Read more

Passion Of Gina Sinozich, The (Olivia Rousset, 2006)
Gina Sinozich began painting at the age of 70 as an attempt to work through the events of her traumatic life. This inspirational and intimate documentary takes us into the life of an extraordinary wo… Read more

Perversions (Wissem Tlili, 2006)
A man is about to cross a busy road. He falls over. A car is speeding towards him. A reality show programme is commenting the incident: either the man or the driver dies, or both. The public must vot… Read more

Road Marks (Shimon Shai, 2004)
Gil sees his father as a vampire, feeding off the energy and vitality of his family. Reluctantly agreeing to a desert family trip, he unleashes a terrifying sequence of events. This smartly executed … Read more

Saba Flouss (Anis Lassoued, 2005)
An old and mysterious stranger teaches the six-year old son of peasant farmers how to cultivate a crop that would forever change the lives of both him and his family. Can the riches of a little boy's… Read more

Sankambe (George Christacopoulous, 2006)
A delightful moral tale about the meaning of trust and friendship, Sankambe introduces us to the dynamic duo of the rabbit Sankambe and Muzhou the Jackal. ... --- ... D George Christacopoulous S Dowe… Read more

Shahram and Abbas (Remy Van Heugten, 2006)
In this tragicomedy, two Iranian refugees decide to pretend to be a gay couple in order to obtain asylum. But for the adventurous yet lonely Shahram and the serious journalist Abbas, it is hard to li… Read more

Spear (Maurice Argiro, 2007)
Spear is a Yirritja story that is told in Dalabon language in Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia. The tribe's strongest and most respected hunter creates a magical spear.--- ... D Mau… Read more

Stratification (Michael Salkeld, 2006)
Stratification by British composer/filmmaker Michael Salkeld is 4 minutes of orchestral maneuvers in colour, line and shape: Synesthesia for everybody! ... D/P Michael Salkeld TD video/col/2006/4mins… Read more

What the Future Sounded Like (Matthew Bate, 2007)
What The Future Sounded Like Australia What The Future Sounded Like colours in a lost chapter in music history, uncovering a group of composers and innovators who harnessed technology and new ideas … Read more

Whirlpool (James Calvert, 2007)
Whirlpool is a Yirritja story that is told in Mara language in Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia. The Freshwater and Saltwater people of Arnhem land (in Australia's Northern Territory) battl… Read more

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