The Queen of Basketball (2021) Breakwater Studios
The Queen of Basketball (2021) Breakwater Studios
The Queen of Basketball (2021) Breakwater Studios

ACMI & the Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) present

Agents of Change: Short films

Presented by New York Times Op-Docs

Unclassified (15+)

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Sun 5 Mar 2023

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A selection of award-winning short documentaries by independent filmmakers, curated by New York Times Op Docs for ACMI and AIDC.

Op-Docs is The New York Times’ award-winning series of short documentaries by independent filmmakers. It's curated from works by both renowned and emerging filmmakers from all over the world, with a collection of more than 370 short films that have sparked global conversations, influenced policies, and garnered an array of industry distinctions.

In collaboration with ACMI and AIDC, New York Times Op-Docs editorial staff have curated a striking collection of award-winning films that respond to the theme ‘Agents of Change’, including an Oscar-winning short about a trailblazing female basketballer, and an animated trip back to middle school.

Event duration

60 mins


Unclassified (15+)

Viewers under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.


FREE (bookings required)


Cinema 1, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

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Short films

A Ship From Guantánamo

A Ship From Guantánamo

Moath al-Alwi has never been charged with a crime, but has spent over 19 years at the U.S. military detention camp in Cuba, making art to survive.

Dara Kell and Veena Rao | 2021 | U.S.A. | 6 min | digital | colour

Hysterical Girl

Hysterical Girl

Sigmund Freud's sole case study of a female patient is re-examined from a modern feminist perspective.

Kate Novack | 2020 | U.S.A. | 13 min | digital | colour

Perfecting the Art of Longing

Perfecting the Art of Longing

A rabbi in a long-term-care facility reflects on what it means to be alive in a state of profound isolation.

Kitra Cahana | 2021 | Canada | 11 min | digital | colour

H.A.G.S. (Have A Good Summer)

H.A.G.S. (Have A Good Summer)

Sean Wang didn't know how he felt about adulthood, so he called his middle school friends.

Sean Wang | 2021 | U.S.A. | 9 min | digital | colour

The Queen of Basketball

The Queen of Basketball

Lusia Harris led her team to three national championships, scored the first basket in women’s Olympic history and was officially drafted by the New Orleans Jazz in 1977.

Ben Proudfoot | 2021 | U.S.A. | 22 min | digital | colour

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