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UNCOMMON GROUND (Amie Williams, 1994)
This moving and empowering independent doc­umentary follows the experiences of five multi-ethnic students from LA who travel to South Africa and live with South African students in black township… Read more

Undressing My Mother (Ken Wardrop, )
Ken Wardrop's award-winning film is an intimate portrait of an elderly, overweight woman, which reveals her perspective on issues of love, ageing and body image. It screened at the Critics' Week in C… Read more

UNITED RED ARMY (Kôji Wakamatsu, 2008)
“From breathless history lesson to grueling chamber piece to tense action thriller.” - New York Times ... One of Japan's most controversial filmmakers, Koji Wakamatsu (Ecstasy of the Angels and R… Read more

UNTIL THE END OF THE WORLD (Wim Wenders, 1991)
... ... In the words of Wim Wenders, Until the End of the World is "the ultimate road movie". On a somewhat epic scale, it builds upon many of the themes that have preoccupied Wenders throughout his … Read more

Urban Spaces (Paul Winkler, 1980)
The film deals with close environmental spaces within the city limits of Sydney ... fragmentation of spaces between people and their immediate surroundings The filmic images create artificial spaces … Read more

Video Through the Ages (Herbert Wentscher, 1986)
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VIEWS ON VERMEER - 12 SHORT STORIES (Hans Pool, Koos de Wilt, 2009)
A painter who captured the mundane as magical. ... Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer created works of art based on capturing the everyday, showing the lives of the 17th century middle class. It has been… Read more

Vilgot Sjöman (Karsten Wedel, 1974)
A film portrait of Vilgot Sjoman, made during the shooting of his film, A Handful of Love, in 1973. ... Sjoman talks about himself, his films (several of which are illustrated by excerpts), and film … Read more

Vitalogy (Greg Williams, 2001)
Lissa's new neighbours are freaks .They believe strongly in the power of lemons, and their 16-year-old son scrubs his feet before going to bed. He's definitely not the sort of boy a cool chick should… Read more

Wait Til Your Father Gets Home (Martin Wilson, 2001)
Life hasn't been the same for Seth Selwyn since the death of his beloved father. So, with a little help from Jesus, a heavy-duty battery and a set of jump leads, Seth is planning a family reunion. ... Read more

WASTE LAND (Lucy Walker, 2009)
“The moment when one thing turns into another thing is the most beautiful.” - artist Vik Muniz ... From the squalor and poverty of the world's largest rubbish dump comes a work of pure artistry a… Read more

Way of the Birds (Sarah Watt, )
Before her acclaimed feature debut [Look Both Ways] (screening in MIFF this year), Sarah Watt made a name for herself as one of Australia's leading and most distinctive short-film makers. Predominant… Read more

WE FEED THE WORLD (Erwin Wagenhofer, 2005)
""Given the current state of agriculture in the world, it could feed12 billion people... or to put it another way: any child who dies of starvation today is in fact murdered."" - Jean Ziegler, UN Spe… Read more

WELFARE (Frederick Wiseman, 1975)
Welfare is the ninth in a series of documentary films about American institutions by Frederick Wiseman. His films since 1967 include studies of the law, the medical profession, schools, the military … Read more

WEST SIDE STORY (Robert Wise, 1961)
... ... "With West Side Story, suddenly i became a musical director." ... ... ... Robert Wise drew upon all his directorial resources in this leap to yet another genre, and with his collaborator, cho… Read more

What Light (Through Yonder Window Breaks) (Sarah Wickens, 2009)
The light in question breaks free, taking on a life of its own. ... --- ... D/S Sarah Wickens P Animation staff, Royal College of Art WS Future Shorts L no dialogue TD digibeta/2009 ... --- ... D/S S… Read more

Whatever Happened to Green Valley (Peter Weir, 1973)
Peter Weir makes a spoof current affairs documentary. Playing a TV reporter himself, he demonstrates how the reporting of Green Valley, a housing commission estate, had been subjected to very harsh p… Read more

When I'm 21 (Andrew Wilde, 1997)
When I'm 21 is an inspired example of progressive and innovative documentary film making, a complex and poetic exploration of what it's like to be young and homeless on the streets of Glasgow. A palp… Read more

When the Natives Get Restless (Adrian Wills, 2007)
On the infamous Gordon Estate in Dubbo, the entire community has been given an eviction notice. Within three years, all their homes will be demolished. In this powerful documentary, the community spe… Read more

WIFE NO. 13 (Fatine Abdel Wahab, 1962)
Adam is the only man who associated with only one woman. As the number of women increased there came a time when man possessed a harem. King Shahriar held the record, with an affair with a different … Read more

“Before I even heard Arthur's music, I was intrigued. My friend described a long forgotten gay disco auteur in a farmer's plaid shirt, obsessively listening to mixes of his own music on the Staten … Read more

Wind Vane (Chris Welsby, 1972)
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WINDHORSE (Paul Wagner, 1998)
Filmmakers often construct dangerous scenes or situa­tions within their project but rarely do they undertake an entire shoot that places them in personal jeopardy. Director Paul Wagner along with… Read more

Windmill II (Chris Welsby, 1973)
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WINGS OF DESIRE (Wim Wenders, 1987)
The heroes of the film are angels, unemployed guardian angels who have been hanging around Berlin ever since the end of World War II, having lost most of the powers they once owned: to whisper advice… Read more

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