I DON’T EXACTLY HATE WOMEN // Q&A

I Don’t Exactly Hate Women is a pointed critique of Hollywood’s past and current portrayal of women. The film focusses on the violence and sexualisation of women in both classic and modern cinema. The film has been cleverly edited to alter classic scenes to highlight and satirise the treatment of women in front of the camera, and moves towards reviewing the archaic and contemporary constructions of women onscreen.

Film by Alaine Thompson & Bingbing Sun

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FLUID // Q&A

Film by Nikki Manfrin, Bridgette Adam, & Alois Wittwer

Fluidity denotes something of indiscriminate form that is both changeable and adaptable by external influence. This film therefore intends to illustrate how gender should be defined by these same constructs, or, lack of constructs. Whilst Fluid is a highly political film its focus is on poetics and symbolism; intending to remind the audience of their pre-held understanding of fluidity and then apply this to the concept of gender. By projecting what individuals perceive as inherently neutral or fluid coupled personal accounts and anecdotes, the film intends to both educate individuals on gender fluidity but also show how it is less of an abstract thing then they may have perceived.

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IT // Q&A

Film by Kiralee Greenhalgh, Jane Weber, Brady Harmon, & Evan Parris.

It is a hilarious short documentary which analyses the taboo topic of sex. Through not mentioning the word sex itself, It plays off the childish ways in which many people treat the subject of sex. The personal anecdotes describe a colourful variety of preconceptions, bad experiences and education about sex. Whilst hand gestures and food analogies keep audiences entertained throughout the entirety of It.

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FLOW // Q&A

Film by Elaine Leong, Haylee McCormick & Ruby Bannerman

Flow explores the topic of menstruation, presenting it as a natural body function which may be aligned with other natural phenomena. Periods have traditionally been an uncomfortable topic for society as well as the media to grapple with, Flow ultimately aims to disassociate the menstrual cycle from this taboo, and re-associate it with other cyclic paradigms found in nature.

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DONALD VADER: RULER OF THE FREE WORLD? // Q&A

Film by Daniel Orbach

Donald Vader: Ruler of the Free World? is a satirical look at the horrors which may occur if Donald Trump were to actually become the president of the United States. Through the hilarious comparison to Darth Vader, another terrifying dictator, the piece highlights the best of Trump’s most outrageous statements and twisted points of view.

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A WALK IN HER SHOES // Q&A

Film by Samantha Antolini

A Walk In Her Shoes addresses the upsetting and delicate issue of street harassment experienced by young women. Through anecdotes of female victims, paired with footage of a young woman as she walks through her daily life, audiences are able to recognise and relate to the tragedies and feelings of discomfort experienced by not only these three women, but the entire female population.

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PLASTIC // Q&A

Film by Patrick Turnbull

Plastic is a visually stunning and emotionally perturbing view on the impact plastic consumption has on the environment. Identifying the problem from the source, we are shown plastic factories and supermarkets and we watch as consumers senselessly abuse the bags. On the other end of the spectrum, we bare witness to the colossal effect these household items have on our environment as we single handedly poison it.

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