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Ralph (2009, G)

Dir: Deborah Mailman, Australia, 10mins
Prod: Jessie Mangum, Writ: Deborah Mailman, Wayne Blair

Actor Deborah Mailman made her directorial debut with Ralph, a story about a young girl Madeline who is obsessed with Karate Kid Ralph Macchio. Outcast from her school mates, she finds comfort in writing to Ralph and hopes that he will escort her to her school dance. But it takes more than just dreaming to survive, it takes a friend.

 

Aunty Maggie and the Womba Wakgun (2009, PG)

Dir: Leah Purcell, Australia, 11mins
Prod: Bain Stewart, Lisa Duff, Writ: Angelina Hurley

Aunty Maggie and Uncle Peter struggle to feed their three nephews. The arrival of some chickens provides a new food source… eggs! When the new rooster becomes more of a headache and nearly dies, Aunty Maggie’s quick thinking shocks the family and makes her famous.

 

Captain of the Team (2010, G)

Dir: Kris Kerehona, Australia, 6mins
Prod: Kris Kerehona, Writ: Kris Kerehona

On the 20th of January 2010, Brendan Short created a Facebook fan page, calling for renewed unity and a further step toward reconciliation. His concept for a new Australian flag would gain thousands of fans. Captain of the Team is the documented story of Brendan’s attempt to bring unity to a divided Australia.

 

Dancing with the Prime Minister (2010, G)

Dir: Lara Cole, Australia, 26mins
Prod: Anne Delaney, Writ: Lara Cole, Anna Cole

Twenty-five Aboriginal debutantes, the prime minister, and a glamorous night in 1968 that turned the heads of a nation at a pivotal time in Australia’s race relations. This film documents a remarkable night through the experiences of those who were there – the Indigenous debutantes. It brings to the screen their extraordinary story, in an era when Australians were still living with the stain of the Stolen Generations policy.

 

Wadu Matyidi (2010, G)

Dir: Luke Jurevicius, Arthur Moody, Australia, 9mins
Prod: Sonja Vivienne, Marjo Stroud

In this short animated film set in pre-contact times (early 1800s), three adventurous Adnyamathanha kids of the Flinders Ranges set out for a day of exploration near their camp. They play traditional games and spook one another with tales of the ancient creatures of their country. They see unusual tracks and make an unexpected discovery that changes their lives forever. Incite Stories/Farda Films

 

Wadu Matyidi - Behind the Scenes (2010, G)

Australia, 30mins
Prod: Sonja Vivienne, Marjo Stroud

Behind the Scenes presents the background story of the Wadu Matyidi animated film project. In a fast-paced light-hearted style we learn how a diverse group of fascinating individuals conceived and developed this exceptional high-tech journey into ancient knowledge.

Incite Stories/Farda Films