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2040 is an innovative feature documentary that looks to the future, but is vitally important NOW. Award-winning director Damon Gameau embarks on journey to explore what the future would look like by the year 2040 if we simply embraced the best solutions already available to us to improve our planet and shifted them into the mainstream. Structured as a visual letter to his 4-year-old daughter, Damon blends traditional documentary footage with dramatized sequences and high-end visual effects to create a vision board for his daughter and the planet.
Seven-year-old Zaidee Turner died of a Cerebral Aneurism. The year of her death she was the only child under 16 to donate her organs in the state of Victoria. Not only did her organs save the lives of six children and one adult; it turned her father Allan into a crusader for organ and tissue donation in a country that has one of the lowest participation rates in the developed world.
A survivor of a violent childhood seeks to reconcile his fractured memories and reclaim his past. A western Sydney security guard and part-time Ghosthunter, he has spent two decades searching for his absent father. When his search ignites a police manhunt, a horrific family secret is exposed—forcing him to face a dark legacy and its many victims.
At a time when Australia is campaigning for a seat on the UN Human Rights Council and exploring its own complex relationship with the Asia-Pacific region, this is an intimate portrait of Myuran Sukumaran, one of the 'Bali Nine', who was executed by firing squad alongside fellow Australian Andrew Chan in April 2015. With never-before seen footage the film contributes its voice to their legacy – urging Australia to lend its weight towards the campaign for world-wide abolition of the death penalty, with a focus on our region.
In My Blood It Runs, was made in collaboration with Arrernte & Garrwa families and communities in the Northern Territory. It follows the story of 10-year-old Dujuan Hoosan, a child-healer and good hunter who speaks three languages. He shares his wisdom of history and the complex world around him, yet Dujuan is ‘failing’ in school and facing increasing scrutiny from welfare and the police. We walk with him as he grapples with these pressures, shares his truths and somewhere in-between finds space to dream, imagine and hope for his future self.
Homeward Bound charts the story of 78 female scientists as they embark on an epic journey to Antarctica. Fuelled by a growing mistrust of global leaders, the women want to change the startling prevalence of gender inequality in science. Following cutting edge leadership coaching, the scientists return home determined to up-end the leadership status quo and along the way reveal what’s possible when we get the gender balance right.
The Sydney Opera House