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Doco of the month

Doco of the month: In My Blood It Runs

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 14th May 2020 -  In My Blood It Runs is a moving portrayal of what it is like as an Aboriginal child growing up in Australia today. Director Maya Newell talks to Wendy Williams about why it was a story that needed telling.

Transitions Film Festival presents visions for a better world

Contributor, Tuesday, 28th January 2020 -  The ninth annual Transitions Film Festival returns to Cinema Nova this February with another inspiring line-up of world-changing films.

Doco of the Month

Doco of the month: Happy Sad Man

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 19th December 2019 -  How do men navigate the dance between happiness and sadness? Geneviève Bailey wanted to find out. Here she talks to Wendy Williams about her film Happy Sad Man, which explores how five men deal with mental health and find their recipe for happiness,

Doco of the Month

Doco of the Month: Visible Farmer

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 26th November 2019 -  Gisela Kaufmann and Carsten Orlt talk to Wendy Williams about how their new web-series is putting a spotlight on the long hidden face of agriculture, as part of a series profiling powerful documentaries in partnership with Documentary Australia Found

Opinion

Do podcasts create social impact?

Mike Davis, Tuesday, 22nd October 2019 -  Mike Davis looks at how podcasts are making a move into behavioural science and social change, and questions whether they are having an impact.

Doco of the month: Backtrack Boys

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 10th October 2019 -  What impact can one man and his dog jumping team have on the lives of young people doing it tough in the bush? A profound one, Catherine Scott tells Wendy Williams, as part of a series profiling powerful documentaries in partnership with Documentary

Stories That Work: Documentary as a powerful tool to spark social change

Contributor, Thursday, 12th September 2019 -  In today’s fast-moving world, documentary stands-out as a unique and powerful tool to educate ourselves and spark social change. 

Doco of the month: The Common Thread

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 27th August 2019 -  Everybody has a story to tell when it comes to mental health, and Byron Bay filmmaker Darius Devas is no exception. He talks to Wendy Williams about his struggle with anxiety and how the suicide of his friend led him to make The Common Thread, as par

Opinion

The refugee reality

Tim Costello, Tuesday, 30th July 2019 -  In this extract from his new memoir, A Lot with A Little, activist Tim Costello reflects on the need for Australia to take our fair share of refugees and reject the language of the new authoritarianism and scapegoating.

Opinion

Australia’s podcast revolution

Mike Davis, Monday, 22nd July 2019 -  Podcasts offer us a great way to harness and optimise idle time so that we might learn, connect and grow. Here podcast fanatic and producer Mike Davis shares his top five listens from Australia.
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