Presented by BIRRARANGGA Film Festival
Growing Pains – short films curated by Pauline Clague
Guest curated by Pauline Clague, a Yaegl woman from the North Coast of New South Wales. Pauline is a filmmaker and the founder and Artistic Director of the Winda Film Festival.
Directed by S.F. Tusa
During one night, 3 teenagers; James, Royston and Saskia seek to escape their troubled home lives.
Between Two Lines
Directed by Jack Steele
In the trenches of World War I, an Australian man and a German man find common ground.
Ties that Bind
Directed by Michalel Hudson
17-year-old Thomas has to front his domineering mother Marlene who isn’t interested in his side of the story. Forced outside as punishment, Thomas is left with hurt and frustrations but when neighbourly sounds enter his conscious world echoing a connection to the past, Thomas is triggered to make a life changing decision.
Jadai: The Broome Brawler
Directed by Curtis Taylor
A story that takes a fresh look at police brutality and Australian Indigenous incarceration. Like many Aboriginal men, Jadai is wrongfully arrested and mistreated in prison yet he rises above the brutality and prejudice to earn the respect of his town.
Directed by Chantelle Murray
Forgotten soul, Mary, an Aboriginal woman is confined on a cattle station and used by the stockmen for their pleasure. Mary makes an unlikely friend in the new station hand, Victor, an Aboriginal man, whose father is white. As their interest in each other grows, their lives intertwine.
Doug the Human
Directed by Gary Hamaguchi
A man wakes up on an isolated beach, he doesn't know how he got there. On the beach is a black, female mannequin. The mannequin is an avatar used by an alien to communicate with the man. The alien has kidnapped the human and turned him into a pet.
15–28 Mar 2021
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Restricted to persons 15 and over unless accompanied by an adult