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World Stories

Outrageous and courageous, this contemporary selection of Australian Indigenous shorts rises above stereotypes with tales of the most entertaining, emotional and humorous variety - from ills caused by witch doctors' curses to entrepreneurial pensioners and the vagaries of being a checkout chick ... Read more
A multiple award-winner, including two wins at Cannes and a nomination for Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards. Indigènes pays its dues to the forgotten soldiers of World War II, the North African troops fighting for a France they had never seen and a France that would only ever ... Read more
“We believe happy people should not worry about hidden things. Our spirits are offended if we think too much.” Set in the Arctic Circle, The Journals of Knud Rasmussen poetically explores the first contact between European explorers and the Inuit people during Rasmussen's great sled journey ... Read more
“Beads together complex ideas and gorgeously wrought segments like pearls on a string.” - Variety Bagi is a nomadic shepherd living in Mongolia. As another harsh winter approaches, a plague descends forcing the nomads and animals into desolate mining towns. As Bagi learns of his destiny to ... Read more
“Very possibly the Next Big Thing for world music mavens and hipster armchair travelers alike.” - Variety Imagine a glockenspiel made out of roofing beams and you're halfway to conjuring the txalparta, an ancient musical instrument that takes two Basque men around the world in search of a ... Read more
Following his mighty feature debut Beneath Clouds (MIFF 02), Ivan Sen directs the documentary A Sister's Love. A talented Indigenous performer and artistic director Rhoda Roberts talks about the impact of the abduction and murder of her twin sister, Lois, at Nimbin eight years ago. ... D Ivan Sen P ... Read more
In Sunset to Sunrise, Max is a senior Arrernte elder and traditional owner of the Alice Springs area. As the sun sinks below the horizon over Lila Creek, Max passes on his wisdom to his descendants by the campfire. They listen intently to his insights as the firelight reflects on the tall, elegant ... Read more
“Tuya wears the trousers in this quirky desert romantic comedy set against China's quixotic campaign to wring profits out of the hardscrabble terrain.” - Screen Daily The quest to find a good, reliable man in Inner Mongolia is as thankless as it is anywhere else in the world. That quest is ... Read more
“Very entertaining, often hilarious no-budget mock documentary about a fictional land rights claim.” - NZ Herald The 2005 discovery of a cannonball buried for 138 years in a paddock throws Waimate into turmoil. It's all the Maori locals need to confirm their long-held belief that they were ... Read more
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