Review: ‘A Holy Duty’

Few subjects instill as much dread and fear as death. It can be a precarious subject to tackle in a film. Perhaps the most challenging aspect for a filmmaker is finding the right way to approach the topic while maintaining sensitivity and not being intrusive or grotesque. Sarah Marcuson’s short documentary “A Holy Duty” is […]

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Review: ‘Angel.’

Music documentaries are a great way to discover emerging artists. In “Angel.’” directed by Charlotte White, the songwriting process of Melbourne-based musician Indy Angel is explored and the effect of creative expression through music to help heal after trauma revealed. Affectionately filmed, the 11-minute short opens with Angel’s parents discussing what the singer was like […]

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Review: ‘Rat Tail’

Chad Sogas’ autobiographical short documentary “Rat Tail” starts out as a quirky nostalgic look back at his midwestern upbringing and the rat tail hairstyle he rocked for a decade, the braided locks still stored safely in his parents’ basement. The 15-minute film opens with a collection of loving home videos and photographs of Sogas’ childhood […]

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Review: ‘Raising Joey’

At just under 9 minutes long, “Raising Joey” wins hearts with its humbling look at the work of wildlife carers as they strive to rescue and rehabilitate injured and orphaned joeys following the devastating Australian bushfires of early 2020. Joined by renowned animal photographer Alex Cearns OAM, whose work often helps support and promote animal […]

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Review: ‘Nanna Power: The Story of the Gloucester Knitting Nannas’

In recent years there have been a number of films made documenting the work of environmental and climate activists. Many tend to showcase the youth movement and their inspiring efforts to mobilize and be heard. Yet, young people aren’t the only ones who care about saving the planet. Cue the Knitting Nannas! Directed by Anne […]

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Review: ‘TOPOWA! – Never Give Up’

“TOPOWA! – Never Give Up” is destined to be one of the most uplifting documentaries you’ll see this year. Directed by Philip Sansom and Inigo Gilmore, the film follows the journey of 12 young teacher musicians from the slums of Uganda as they prepare for an opportunity that could change their lives forever–traveling to England […]

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