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Fahimeh’s Story  (85 min)

Study of Iranian immigration to Australia. Filmed in Iran and Australia. 2004.

SBS TV Feature commission.   Sold to eight countries. Australian broadcast SBS.

Premiered Brisbane International Film Festival. Australian Film Institute nomination for Best Documentary 2004; Winner of Australia’s Independent Filmmaker ‘Independent Spirit' Award 2004.  


 

Grandfathers and Revolutions   (54 min).

Cold-war Hungarian Prime Minister is confronted by his Australian grandson about his role in calling in the Soviet troops in the 1956 Revolution. 2001.

SBS TV commission.

Awards:

Grand Prix Award - 22e Festival International du Film Independent   Brussels 2000; 

Crystal Heart Award -Heartland Film Festival, Indianapolis  USA 2000;

Grand Prize Best Television Documentary - 14th Parnu  International

Documentary Festival, Estonia 2000; Award for Creative Excellence - US

International Film and Video Festival, Chicago 2000; Honorary Diploma - 37th

International Krakow Short Film and Documentary Festival, Poland 2000; Best

Documentary judged by student jury - 37th International Krakow Short Film and

Documentary Festival, Poland 2001; Honorary mention DokumentART  International Documentary Festival, 2000 Germany.     


 

Typically Australian and Humphrey McQueen.(24min).

History of multi-cultural  icons that challenge stereotyping of Australian identity.1988.

SBS TV pre-sale. 

Set-text: Australian Studies, Griffith University.


 

Millennium Shift: the search for new world art  (54min)

Explores cut-throat world of international art curatorship. Filmed in eleven Asian countries over 18 months, charting the effects of globalization on contemporary Asia Pacific art, as two curators battle for rival exhibitions at New York’s Asia Society and Australia's Asia Pacific Triennial.1997.

SBS TV commission for Masterpiece.

Awards:

Highly Commended 45th International Columbus Film Festival, International Documentary, USA 

Finalist, 7th International Video Week Geneva.


 

Dust: Montien Boonma in New York 1996  (7 min)

Exhibited at 2005 Venice Biennale. Funded by Queensland Art Gallery.

Final interviews and video elegy for  Thailand’s most influential contemporary visual artist.  Posthumously. 2005.


 

The Art of Place: Hanoi Brisbane Art Exchange  (26min)

The largest exchange of art seen between Australia and Viet Nam from artists who once were soldiers and enemies.  Filmed in Hanoi, Canberra, and Brisbane. 1994.

Broadcast SBS, Asia Pacific broadcaster Australia Television.


 

Reframing Papua New Guinea: the living art of Anna and Dr Michael Mel. (22 min)

Papua New Guinea, Australia. 2009.

ABC-TV broadcast, and Antipodes Film Festival, St Tropez, France.


 

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