Good Pitch Local Australia 2015

Wed 16 Sep 2015

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Good Pitch² loved Australia so much in 2014, it came back in 2015! Good Pitch² Australia is a satellite event, organised and run independently by Shark Island Institute and Documentary Australia Foundation. Good Pitch² Australia is proudly supported by leading philanthropic bodies – Philanthropy Australia and Pro Bono Australia – who are the Community Partners for the initiative.
Good Pitch² Australia 2015

Films

  • Blue

    Devastation of the Reef and destruction of marine sanctuaries highlight the need to protect Australia’s precious seas for future generations. BLUE takes us on an inter-generational journey to safeguard the waters surrounding our vast continent. Our ocean guardians show us what we have lost, what we have gained and what must be done to conserve our beloved blue ocean. .

  • Happy Sad Man

    HAPPY SAD MAN explores the complexity of 21st century manhood. With Australian men 4 times more likely to suicide than women, this is a portrait of mental health which removes the stigma associated with depression and anxiety. Mapping mens’ joy and despair, humour and hopelessness it gives voice to the rich interior lives of a range of unforgettable characters.

  • On Richard's Side

    Filmed over three decades, this documentary charts the life-story of Richard, a young man with severe intellectual disability. Intimate insights into his parents’ quest to establish a quality life for their son and themselves underscore the crisis of overworked and under resourced carers. Richard’s mum is ageing. His father has passed away. Who will care for Richard into manhood?

  • Prison Songs

    At a time when over-representation of Indigenous Australians in prison is deemed a national crisis, this film shares the experiences, faults and feelings of the men and women incarcerated in a tropical Northern Territory Prison. Over 80% of these inmates are Aboriginal and their personal stories reveal the human face of a justice system in desperate need of reform.

  • The Hunting Ground

    From the team behind the Academy Award nominated THE INVISIBLE WAR, comes a startling exposé of sexual assaults on university campuses, institutional cover-ups and the brutal social toll on victims and their families. Weaving together verité footage and first-person testimonies, the film follows survivors pursuing their education while fighting for justice — despite harsh retaliation, harassment and pushback at every level.

  • Whiteley

    A visual journey into the life and legacy of one of Australia’s most celebrated artists, Brett Whiteley. Through archive, drama and visual effects, this raw and intimate film shows Whiteley’s driving passion to express himself through his art. It underlines the importance of nurturing and supporting all young artists who assume the responsibility of taking Australian art to the world.

Location

Sydney Opera House

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