“Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.”
Henry David Thoreau
New film – “REVENIR” (To Return)
THE INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION OF “REVENIR” WAS FUNDED VIA A SUCCESSFUL CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN, THANKS TO THE SUPPORT OF 242 PEOPLE FROM 35 COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD, UNDER THE WORKING TITLE “CLANDESTINE CROSSING”.
New short film – “AN IMPROVISED NIGHT WALK WITH LIVIA GIAFFREDA”
ORIGINALLY FROM PUGLIA IN SOUTHERN ITALY AND NOW BASED IN PALERMO (SICILY) – LIVIA GIAFFREDA IS AN AMAZING SINGER OF TRADITIONAL AND FOLK MUSIC. ON THIS EVENING, WE ARE INVITED TO COME ON A VERY SPECIAL NIGHT WALK WITH LIVIA THROUGH THE STREETS OF PALERMO, WHERE SHE WILL PERFORM FOUR SONGS, ALL IMRPOVISED. A BEAUTIFUL VOICE AND A MAGICAL ATMOSPHERE.
New short film – “NOUS SOMMES DES MESSAGERS” (We are Messengers)
PART DOCUMENTARY, PART IMPROVISED CONCERT, THIS 15 MINUTE SHORT FILM IS A PORTRAIT OF TWO AMAZING SENEGALESE MUSICIANS WHO ARE CURRENTLY LIVING IN MOROCCO, MBEMBA DIABATE AND WALOWALO NIANGBALO, AND INTRODUCES THE AUDIENCE TO THE TRADITIONAL AND MYSTICAL MUSIC AND INSTRUMENTS OF SENEGAL.
New short film – “The Doves of Vucciria”
“THE DOVES OF VUCCIRIA PRESENTS A SHORT PORTRAIT OF AUSTRALIAN ARTIST CHIPS MACKINOLTY, AND FOLLOWS HIM AS HE TEACHES A GROUP OF LOCAL SCHOOL CHILDREN IN PALERMO, SICILY (ITALY) ABOUT HIS STREET ART, AND THEY LEARN HOW TO CREATE THEIR OWN ART.
Masterclass – “Whose Story is it? Representation, Responsibility and Authorship”
ETHNOCINECA International Documentary Film Festival, Vienna, Austria (May 2018)
I was invited to present a “Documentary Masterclass” at the ETHNOCINECA International Documentary Film Festival in Vienna, Austria in May 2018, on the topic of “Whose Story is it? Representation, Responsibility and Authorship.”
Available to watch/listen above.
Australian Asylum Policies: Resettling Refugees in Papua New Guinea
I have recently spent six weeks in the city of Lae in Papua New Guinea, with unique access to the first group of refugees resettled from Manus Island, and have been able to experience their resettled life first-hand.
I have written an article that was published in THE GUARDIAN newspaper, and have given a number of radio interviews – you can read and listen below.
“I have witnessed the total lack of mental support and infrastructure provided to these men, who – fresh from the trauma of their time in detention – have been left to fend for themselves far away from media scrutiny and the national spotlight. I have also witnessed scenes of despair and disillusionment as they realise the reality of their “resettled” life is very different from what they were led to believe, and at odds with the hollow rhetoric and political spin that is being fed to the Australian public. Papua New Guinea is an extraordinary country very close to my heart, but I can say with absolute surety that it is not an appropriate country in which to resettle refugees.”
(Excerpt – Resettling Refugees in Papua New Guinea: A tragic theatre of the absurd | The Guardian Newspaper | David Fedele | 20th May 2016).
Read full article below.