Documentary

16th
3.00pm Sat

Documentary

Score – A Film Music Documentary

What makes a film score unforgettable? Hollywood’s elite composers give viewers a privileged look inside the musical challenges and creative secrecy of the world’s most international music genre.

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18th
7.00pm Mon

Documentary, Independent Cinema

Chauka – Please Tell Us The Time

Over a period of several months, Iranian journalist and Manus Island detainee Behrouz Boochani had access to a phone. In secret, and with help from Iranian-Dutch filmmaker Arash Kamali Sarvestani, Boochani created a film which portrays what he describes as “the coarsening banality and repetition” of indefinite detention.

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23rd
3.00pm Sat

Documentary

Keepers of the Magic

Celebrating the breathtaking cinematic moments that have transfixed audiences around the world, this documentary explores our fascination with moving images and provides insight into how cinema’s most iconic moments came to be.

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22nd
7.15pm Fri

Documentary

Mountain

Why do mountains now hold us spellbound, drawing us into their dominion, often at the cost of our lives? Mountain explores this question in a cinematic and musical collaboration featuring the Australian Chamber Orchestra.

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19th
7.00pm Tue

Asia in Focus, Documentary

A Memory in Khaki

In 2009, the streets of Damascus teemed with people and markets brimmed with life. This is a lyrical documentary about the Syrian Civil War that weaves five personal stories about life under the Assad regime, highlighting years of silence, fear and terror.

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23rd
5.00pm Sat

Asia in Focus, Documentary

Burma Storybook

This documentary circles around the story of the country’s most famous dissident poet alive today, Maung Aung Pwint, as he recounts a life spent in exile and in jail and waits for his long-lost son to return home.

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16th
5.00pm Sat

Asia in Focus, Documentary

The Opposition

This investigative documentary follows activist Joe Moses as he battles the courts and risks to his own life to save 3,000 people from being forcibly and even violently evicted from their homes.

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