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Molly & Mobarak (2003)

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Molly & Mobarak

Tom Zubrycki | Australia | 2003 | M


Wed 11 Dec 2024

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Structuring observational documentary footage into dramatic form, Zubrycki’s “verité-narrative” charts the relationship between Mobarak Tahir, a young Hazara man fleeing the Taliban who has been granted a Temporary Protection Visa, and Molly Rule, the daughter of one of Mobarak’s English teachers. Mostly shot by Zubrycki as a one-man-crew around the small town of Young, a four-hour drive from Sydney, the film is both an intimate account of how Australia’s bureaucratic systems treat refugees as second-class citizens, and an attempt to truthfully and humanistically portray a group of people heavily demonised by mainstream media. Efforts to prevent the film from screening to parliamentarians and their staff in Canberra shortly after the film’s release were ultimately defeated.

Format: DCP
Language: English
Source: Tom Zubrycki
Runtime: 87 mins

Event duration

87 mins




Cinema 1, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

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