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Homelands (1993)

Melbourne Cinémathèque & ACMI present


Tom Zubrycki | Australia | 1993 | PG


Wed 4 Dec 2024

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Winner of the Australian Film Critics Circle Prize for Best Documentary, this is a candid and moving portrait of Maria and Carlos Robles, a married couple who relocated to suburban Melbourne in the mid-1980s at the height of El Salvador’s civil war. As in much of his later work, Zubrycki, himself a son of Polish migrants, explores the complex feelings and notions around home and homeland, migration and exile, weaving a compelling narrative through the Robles’ lives that speaks to the profound impact of displacement on one’s own sense of identity and belonging.

4K restoration.

Format: DCP
Language: English, Spanish
Source: Tom Zubrycki
Runtime: 75 mins

Event duration

75 mins




Cinema 1, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

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