'NOT IN OUR NAME' is a short documentary montage of the March In March in Melbourne, Australia on the 16th of March 2014. Three days of peaceful assemblies, non-partisan citizens’ marches and rallies at Federal Parliament and around Australia to protest against government decisions that are against the common good of our nation.
This signifies a ‘people’s vote of no confidence’ in government policies and decisions that go against common principles of humanity, decency, fairness, social justice and equity, democratic governance, responsible global citizenship and conserving our natural heritage.
Stingray Sisters trailer for Docweek 2014. Featuring ‘Bow Down’ by Xavier Rudd.
Thanks to everyone who has supported the documentary so far! It’ll be worth the wait!
Produced by Katrina Channells, Bridget O’Shea, Sinem Saban
Directed by Katrina Channells
Shot by Nikolas Lachajczak
Edited by Maria Papoutsis
Grade by Kali Bateman
Sound Mix by Sam Lowe
Composition by Rob Law
It’s always nice to help people with money when you can but most of the time respect, honesty and compassion are what you pay with. New friends will give themselves easily to your endeavours. Give yourself back in any way; share your stoke, your history or your plans and be rewarded.
At times you’ll feel left out when you can’t speak the language. It’s frustrating when a person you’re interested in or who has something important to say will be excitedly speaking at you. The words bounce off and you’re left deciphering hand gestures. Use this as motivation to improve not a reason to avoid Spanish speakers.
Whether you master the language or not the people will continue to help along the way. From town to town, country-to-country you will be passed along friend to friend.
One of the most extraordinary films about Australia is soon to be released in the UK. This is Utopia, an epic production by the Emmy and Bafta winning film-maker and journalist John Pilger.
Utopia is a vast region in northern Australia and home to the oldest human presence on earth. “This film is a journey into that secret country,” says Pilger in Utopia. “It will describe not only the uniqueness of the first Australians, but their trail of tears and betrayal and resistance - from one utopia to another”
Utopia will be previewed at the Curzon Soho in London’s West End on Monday 4 November, where John Pilger will take questions. The film will be released at the Curzon Soho on Friday 15 November.
And on Monday 18 November, the Picture House Brixton will beam Utopia to 30 cinemas across the UK, together with a Q&A with John Pilger.