1. “Stories from Australia”: A festival of Walkley award winning films

“Stories from Australia”: A festival of Walkley award winning films

Australia's peak industry body, The Walkley Foundation for Journalism, in association with the India International Centre, will showcase eight of the most exceptional Australian documentaries from the past two years from July 23 to July 25.

By: | Published: July 13, 2015 9:23 PM

Australia’s peak industry body, The Walkley Foundation for Journalism, in association with the India International Centre, will showcase eight of the most exceptional Australian documentaries from the past two years from July 23 to July 25.

According to an Australian High Commission release, the eight films that will be screened at the IIC are as follows:

(1)Mary Meets Mohammad starring Heather Kirkpatrick and Kristy Dowsing, which focusses on Tasmania’s first detention centre as seen through the eyes of a local Christian woman (July 23 – 6.30 p.m.)

(2)Code of Silence starring Dan Goldberg and Danny Bens, which is a story of an investigation into child sex abuse at an orthodox Jewish boys school in Melbourne (July 23 – 8 p.m.)

(3)Love Marriage in Kabul starring Pat Fiske and Amin Palangi, which is a documentary on the life of a strong-willed Afghan-Australian woman Mahboba Rawi, who dedicated her life to help orphans in Afghanistan (July 24 – 6 p.m.)

(4)Scarlet Road starring Catherine Scott and Pat Fiske, which follows the extraordinary and impassioned work of Australian sex worker Rachel Wotton (July 24 – 7.45 p.m.)

(5)Jabbed – Love, Fear And Vaccines starring Sonya Pemberton, which focusses on falling vaccination rates and the re-emergence of preventable diseases, besides examining the science behind vaccinations (July 25 – 10 a.m.)

(6)Sons And Mothers starring Louise Pascale and Christopher Houghton, which focusses on abilities rather than disabilities of its subjects (July 25 – 12 p.m.)

(7)First Footprints starring Martin Butler and Bentley Dean, which is a tele-visual archaeological exploring the history of Aboriginal tribal structures and land management techniques (July 25 – 2 p.m.)

(8)The SunnyBoy starring Kaye Harrison and is the story of 50-year-old Jeremy Oxley, the frontman of the popular 80’s band — The Sunnyboys, and his 30-year-long battle with schizophrenia (July 25 – 6.30 p.m.)

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