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White Light Unclassified 18+

Director: George Gittoes Country: Australia USA (2019)
Language: English
Genre: Documentary Themes: Activism Political
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Fearless Australian artist, activist and documentary maker George Gittoes reports from the epicentre of America’s gun violence catastrophe: Southside Chicago.

Nicknamed Chiraq in recognition of the fact that more Americans have been shot there than in Iraq – including almost 3000 in 2018 alone – Southside Chicago has become a flashpoint for a racially divided America. A wealthy city sits alongside broken, black-majority suburbs where gun violence and gang warfare have become a feature of everyday life.

White Light is legendary director George Gittoes’s first-hand account of the people and politics animating America’s bloodiest battlefield. A filmmaker whose first-hand photojournalism has chronicled everything from Bosnia’s killing fields to the Rwandan genocide, Pakistani extremism and the child gangs of Afghanistan – and won him the Sydney Peace Prize – Gittoes (Fun Fair Jalalabad, MIFF 2017; Snow Monkeys, MIFF 2015) brings to the streets of Chicago his trademark humanity and cinematographic verve, once again staking his claim as our most clear-eyed and compassionate documentary filmmaker.

An unfinished preview of White Light screened at the recent Sydney Film Festival, to sold-out houses and much acclaim. The film's final cut will world premiere at MIFF.

World Premiere

Guests: Li'l Mac, George Gittoes, Hellen Rose, Li'l Dave

Tickets

2341
Wed 07 Aug 9:15 pm [2341]
White Light (87 mins)
The Capitol Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access
8481
Sat 10 Aug 4:00 pm [8481]
White Light (87 mins)
Hoyts 10 Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access
This session is bookable on a pass

To book a wheelchair space or to advise of other access requirements, please contact Box Office on (03) 8660 4898 or email boxoffice@miff.com.au
Director
George Gittoes
Producers
George Gittoes, Hellen Rose
Screenwriter
George Gittoes
Cinematographer
George Gittoes, Waqar Alam
Composer
Hellen Rose, Li'l Dave, Chris Greene, Justin Boyd, LBX, Li'l Mac, Michael Sheridan, Smiley, Spacey, Sydney Blaq, William Bagget, William Kurt
Editor
Peter O'Donoghue
Premiere Status
World Premiere
Format
Digital
Company Credit
Distributor: Monster Pictures

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