Films By Jackie McKimmie

Mercy Steele remembers her close-to idyllic childhood in rural Queensland in the twenties. Images of the landscape, abundant foods and fruits interspersed with reconstructed snatches of the way things were, show a simple life that belies the tragedy which her family later suffered. Her mother dying giving birth to her sister and her father leaving home, she was eventually raised by her grandmother... Read more
Jackie McKimmie's new film Waiting has the clever thumb-nail portraits of Australian types that we saw in her film Australian Dream minus the desperate nervous energy. Waiting has a peaceful heart and gives more reflective space to the consideration of "challenging personal choices". Waiting concerns itself with natural birth, surrogacy, infertility, career versus motherhood, female friendships, a... Read more
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