Australian Documentaries – Program Two

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WOW Film Festival

Australian Documentaries – Program Two

Venue Raffertys Theatre
Dates 09 February 2013

Australian film-makers explore issues in Australia and Kenya in documentaries with a multicultural flavour.


Piercing Silence – 10 minutes 38 seconds (Documentary – Australia)

Ninna Millikin, Director / Producer / Writer
Sara Zavarise, Editor

Many women experience abortion, but silence surrounds it. Here three women overcome self-judgement and stigma to share their personal stories.


Waste Not – 25 minutes 26 seconds (Documentary – Australia)

Sophie Alstergren, Producer
Ruth Hessey, Director
Bonnie Elliott, DOP

What keeps a 21st Century metropolis clean? Our sparkling urban lifestyle is made possible by an army of people who deal with our garbage, recycling to create something valuable again. As we meet these fascinating characters, ‘Waste Not’ explores the visual textures of the city.

Cannes Short Films Festival 2011, Rhodes International Film Festival 2011 (Greece), St Kilda Film Festival 2011 (Aus) -Winner Best Documentary, Barcelona Environmental Film Festival 2011 (Spain), Flickerfest, International Greenflicks competition 2011 ‘Highly Commended’ (Aus).


Murder Mouth – 17 minutes 24 seconds (Documentary – Australia)

Daniel Joyce, Producer
Madeleine Parry, Director / Writer / Editor

Could you kill what you eat? Maddie, a 21 year old meat eater with her culinary future on the line, decides to find out. She loves her Greek family’s cuisine but her friends claim meat is murder. Maddie, a 21 year old meat eater, who’s never killed anything bigger than a spider decides to find out – or never eat meat again.

Canberra Short Film Festival 2011 Winner – Best Grassroots Film, Inside Film Awards 2011 (Sydney, Australia), Brisbane International Film Festival 2011, Dungog Film Festival 2011 (Australia), St Kilda Film Festival 2011 (Melbourne, Australia), South Australian Screen Awards 2011 Winner – Audience Choice, Edindocs Film Festival 2011 (Edinburgh,UK), Amsterdam Film Festival 2012 (Netherlands), Bondi Short Film Festival 2011 Winner – Best Short Film, Winner – Best Cinematography.


UMOJA: No Men Allowed – 32 minutes 21 seconds (Documentary – Australia)

Documentary – Australia
Elizabeth Tadic, Director/Producer/Cinematographer/Editor
Selene Alcock, Producer
Bronwyn Cumbo, Composer

Tells the amusing and life-changing story of a group of tribal Samburu women, in Northern Kenya, who reclaim and empower their own lives, turning age-old patriarchy on its head, when they set up a women’s only village.

Flickerfest International Short Film Festival 2011, Reflecting Images – Panorama Film Festival 2011 Amsterdam, Netherlands, Winner – 2011 Inside Film (IF) Award for Best Documentary Short; Panavision Grand Jury Prize, 2011 Palm Springs International ShortFest; Human Rights Award, 2011 Artivist Film Festival. 2012 Best Documentary Award – Dam Short Film Festival; Official Selection IDFA 2010.


Dates & Times:
1:30pm, Saturday 9 February 2013

Festival Pass $30 (All sessions including Opening Night), 3 Sessions (All 3 sessions on Saturday 9) $15, Single Session $10*
* Transaction fees apply


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Ticket Prices

Festival Pass $30
3 Sessions $15
Single Session $10

Transaction fees apply

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