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This documentary was filmed during the calamitous 2014 climbing season, when 16 sherpa guides were killed while moving across an ice-flow to aid western climbers. Following the disaster, climbers and sherpa entered into a tense mountaintop stalemate. The exhilarating film exposes many truths about money, Nepal, and the meeting of first and third worlds atop this alluring spiritual peak.
An "insider's" view of contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and artists. Charismatic curator Hetti Perkins takes us on a journey of ideas and the imagination - revealing the diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander life and culture.
Directed by Steven McGregor
A diverse group of outstanding contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists reveal to pre-eminent curator Hetti Perkins how their art practice is driven by culture and heritage, political and personal preoccupations, dreams and imagination. Using the National Gallery of Australias extraordinary Indigenous collection as the springboard, we travel with Hetti through cities and desert communities, museums and artists private spaces, to experience the diversity and beauty of the art, and to learn of its genesis.
It's the hottest weekend of the summer, and a very recent tragic train derailment features in everyone's mind. With this news as backdrop, seven people are trying to deal with unexpected events. Meryl, returning from her father's funeral sees disaster everywhere...Nick visits his doctor for a routine medical and learns that he has cancer...Andy is thrown by his girlfriend Anna's ultimatum...Their paths intersect at the site of another accident. A man has been hit and killed by a local train.
Fu sheng = Floating life by Producer, Bridget Ikin
An aging Hong Kong couple move to Australia with their two youngest sons. They stay with a daughter who has already begun a successful career. Meanwhile their eldest daughter lives in Germany and their eldest son remains in Hong Kong. The film explores the different ways the family members cope with isolation and alienation."
Christina and her friend Lane drive to Rotorua to interview prize-winning novelist Colin. Lane takes the wheel and crashes the car. She escapes uninjured, but Christina is hospitalised with brain damage. Lane keeps the appointment with Colin and starts an affair with him, alienating the writer's daughter Angela. Angela takes to visiting Christina in hospital and instils in her a hatred for Lane for causing the accident. Christina eventually recovers from her coma and Angela arranges for her to meet up with both Lane and the writer...
The story of the New Zealand writer, Janet Frame. Her early life shows her crushing shyness which made her so vulnerable, leading to her diagnosis as schizophrenic and her eight years in an institution being treated with electro-convulsive therapy. A literary prize enables her to leave New Zealand for some time before returning with renewed confidence and hope.