Directed by Ran Li and produced by Jiapei Wu

Review: ‘Silver Lining’

Winner of Best Australian Short Documentary at the 2020 Melbourne Documentary Film Festival, “Silver Lining” introduces viewers to a Chinese immigrant in her 60s as she adjusts to life in Melbourne following the tragic passing of her husband. The woman, who has lived in Melbourne for four years, doesn’t speak English but does her best […]

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Review: ‘The Last Extinction’

“The Last Extinction” begins with the rattling statement that more than 150 species go extinct every 24 hours. It’s a number that is difficult to fathom. The process of extinction is typically thought of as long and slow. When a species dies at such a rate will its loss even be noticed? Directed by Reilly […]

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Review: ‘Call for a Poetic City’

“Call for a Poetic City” is the dreamlike observational documentary by Elisabeth Felson that documents life at Ross Nye Stables—the longest-established riding school in Central London’s Hyde Park. Originally from Queensland, Australia, the Nye family immigrated to the region in the 1960s where Nye opened the Hyde Park school giving the community the opportunity to […]

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Review: ‘Save the Reef Act Now’

Documenting a critical issue of our time, “Save the Reef Act Now” explores the impact climate change is having on the world’s largest coral reef system. One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, the Great Barrier Reef is under threat from rising water temperatures and higher UV radiation levels resulting in coral bleaching. […]

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"Man on the Bus"

Review: ‘Man on the Bus’

In “Man on the Bus” director Eve Ash beautifully weaves together the complicated history of her family into a compelling narrative that is both emotionally absorbing and impactful. Viewers who have discovered long-lost loved ones or family members they never know existed will be particularly moved by the secrets and discoveries Ash uncovers. Perhaps that’s […]

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"The Pickup Game"

Review: ‘The Pickup Game’

Filmmakers Matthew and Barnaby O’Connor have an interesting film on their hands with “The Pickup Game.” For starters, it will open your eyes to a controversial industry you might know very little about. On the other hand, it has subjects who behave so cringeworthily you might develop secondhand embarrassment while simultaneously being appalled while watching […]

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"The Walrus and the Whistleblower"

Review: ‘The Walrus and the Whistleblower’

To describe “The Walrus and the Whistleblower” in three sentences: It’s upsetting. It’s important. It will leave you wanting answers. In her first feature documentary, Nathalie Bibeau’s “The Walrus and the Whistleblower” documents the journey of former Marineland trainer Phil Demers on his mission to expose the park for alleged animal abuse and to save […]

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"The Boys Who Said NO!"

Review: ‘The Boys Who Said NO!’

Some films are too important not to see. “The Boys Who Said NO!” is one of those films. Directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Judith Ehrlich, “The Boys Who Said NO!” is the first documentary to tell the story of nonviolent resistors who openly opposed the military draft during the Vietnam War. Seven years in the making, […]

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"This Film Should Not Exist"

Review: ‘This Film Should Not Exist’

Anyone who has ever been a fan of a band, no matter the genre, will appreciate the dedication filmmakers Gisella Albertini, Massimo Scocca, and Nicolas Drolc took to capture the essence of a time integral to one band’s career. Anyone who has ever been a fan of the Country Teasers, however, will be especially captivated […]

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