Running to America: a movie about Indigenous runners

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By Tessa McOnie in New Film on Tuesday 22 November 2011

Coming back from the Big Apple is the unlikely team of Australian Indigenous runners which has been selected to be a part of an Australian first marathon project. Famous marathon runner Robert De Castella is behind it all and his dream is to find an Indigenous Olympian. The movie about it, Running to America, is […]

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The Tall Man: award-winning Australian documentary

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By Xavier Toby in New Film on Thursday 3 November 2011

The true story of one morning on Palm Island, when Cameron Doomadgee allegedly swore at a policeman, and forty minutes later lay dead in a watch-house cell. This powerful and award winning documentary follows the inquest into Doomadgee’s death, talking to those involved and giving a real sense of this tragedy surrounding this event and those involved.

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Stolen: documentary about an Algerian refugee camp

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By Stephanie Yazbek in New Film on Saturday 10 September 2011

A film intending to document a family reunion set in an Algerian refugee camp, Australian directors Dan Fallshaw and Violeta Ayala discover a whole other world when filming the award-winning documentary Stolen. Exposing that slavery is still a major issue in the Polisario governed camp, Stolen has sparked mass controversy, bringing light to a present […]

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Big Dreamers

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By Xavier Toby in New Film on Friday 22 February 2008

Big Dreamers is a funny and intelligently constructed documentary that examines the efforts of a country town to stamp itself on Australia’s tourist map with a big gumboot, after falling sugar prices have decimated the local farming industry. Directed by Camille Hardman and written by John Fink, it’s obvious that a lot of time has been well spent putting this gripping story together. Accounts from the local identities, farmers, artists, rotary members and the resident UFO nut, as well as the main players, are combined effectively to form a coherent narrative.

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