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2015 Program - All Events

Rushdi - Expel

RUSHDI ANWAR – IRHAL (EXPEL)

Melbourne Tue 5 May, 11:00am

Two incredible installation works by Rushdi Anwar that seek to explore ideas informed by Anwar’s personal experience

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I AM, YOU ARE, WE ARE

Melbourne Thu 7 May, 6:00pm

Curated by Anna Louise Richardson, I AM, YOU ARE, WE ARE explores the experience of migration and the ‘outsider’ in Australia.

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I WILL NOT BE SILENCED (OPENING NIGHT)

Melbourne Thu 7 May, 6:30pm

Spurred on by comments that “no one wins rape cases in Kenya”, Australian Charlotte Campbell Stephen takes her rapists to court.

FILM + Q&A
The Ground Beneath Their Feet

THE GROUND BENEATH THEIR FEET

Melbourne Fri 8 May, 5:30pm

After an earthquake hit Northern Pakistan in 2005, thousands of people were forced to completely rebuild their lives.

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LOS HONGOS

Melbourne Fri 8 May, 7:00pm

HRAFF presents an evening of film and street art inspired by the vibrant, energetic and rebellious Cali-cityscapes of Los Hongos, featuring Melbourne’s finest street artists for a discussion on art, anarchy, expression and action.

Film + Panel
Meet The Filmmakers: Damon Gameau, Genevieve Clay-Smith and Judy Rymer

INDUSTRY PANEL – MEET THE FILMMAKERS

Melbourne Fri 8 May, 7:15pm

Featuring Damon Gameau, Judy Rymer & Genevieve Clay-Smith

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AUSTRALIAN SHORTS

Melbourne Fri 8 May, 8:30pm

A multi-dimensional look at the Australian experience from the tender to the quirky to the tragic to the celebratory.

FILM + Q&A
Breakfast Sessions: Domestic Violence

BREAKFAST SESSIONS – DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Melbourne Sat 9 May, 10:00am

A close all-inclusive look at domestic violence: violence that affects one in three Australian women.

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IVORY TOWER

Melbourne Sat 9 May, 6:00pm

Student debt in America trickled into over 1 trillion dollars, is it worth the cost?

FILM + PANEL
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VIVE LA FRANCE

Melbourne Sat 9 May, 8:30pm

Between 1966 and 1996, France exploded 193 nuclear bombs around the island of Moruroa in French Polynesia.

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Breakfast Sessions: Climate Change and Human Rights

BREAKFAST SESSIONS – CLIMATE CHANGE AND HUMAN RIGHTS

Melbourne Sun 10 May, 10:00am

Climate change knows no borders and the foreshadowed catastrophe demands immediate action. So what’s the hold-up?

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THE HUMANITARIANS

Melbourne Sun 10 May, 3:30pm

A unique perspective on our endless search for love and fulfilment.

Film + Q&A
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BEGINNING WITH THE END

Melbourne Sun 10 May, 6:30pm

In their final year, these teens are given the extraordinary opportunity to work as trained hospice volunteers.

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EVAPORATING BORDERS

Melbourne Mon 11 May, 6:00pm

One of the easiest entry points into Europe, Cyprus is a popular final destination for refugees escaping nearby countries.

FILM + PANEL
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DIFRET

Melbourne Mon 11 May, 8:30pm

An exploration of the traditional practice of marriage abduction that still occurs in much of rural Ethiopia.

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JUST EAT IT: A FOOD WASTE STORY

Melbourne Tue 12 May, 6:00pm

Abundance is the success story of the human species, but how much food do we actually waste?

FILM + PANEL
Rushdi-Hanging Issues

RUSHDI ANWAR – HANGING ISSUES

Melbourne Tue 12 May, 6:00pm

Two incredible installation works by Rushdi Anwar that seek to explore ideas informed by Anwar’s personal experience.

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THULETUVALU

Melbourne Tue 12 May, 8:30pm

A portrait of two islands half a world apart, both damaged by global warming.

FILM + PANEL
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A QUIET INQUISITION

Melbourne Wed 13 May, 6:30pm

Even in instances of rape, incest, or to save the mother’s life, it is illegal to terminate a pregnancy in Nicaragua.

FILM + Q&A
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REBIRTH OF A NATION: HRAFF & MELBOURNE CINÉMATHÈQUE COLLABORATION

Melbourne Wed 13 May, 7:00pm

Two remarkable films that capture the essence of America at times of change and upheaval.

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CHRISTIAN THOMPSON – THE IMPERIAL RELIC

Melbourne Thu 14 May, 11:00am

A world premiere of work by Christian Thompson

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MARMATO (SPOTLIGHT EVENT)

Melbourne Thu 14 May, 6:00pm

Under the Colombian mountain village of Marmato lies US$20 billion in gold, one of the world’s last great reserves.

FILM + Q&A
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UYGHURS, PRISONERS OF THE ABSURD

Melbourne Thu 14 May, 8:30pm

An examination of 22 men from China’s Uyghur minority who fled persecution from Chinese authorities in the late 1990s.

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INTERNATIONAL SHORTS 1

Melbourne Thu 14 May, 8:45pm

A collection of remarkable films that show the extraordinary resilience and courage of people in impossible situations.

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1971

Melbourne Fri 15 May, 6:30pm

In 1971, a group known as the Citizens’ Commission to Investigate the FBI broke into an FBI office and stole every file

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WOLFSKINDER

Melbourne Fri 15 May, 9:00pm

Based on true-life events, this hauntingly beautiful and confronting film is a memorial to the hopeless children of war.

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Breakfast Sessions: Refugees, an international perspective

BREAKFAST SESSIONS – REFUGEES: AN INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE

Melbourne Sat 16 May, 10:00am

With the current refugee dialogue in deadlock, we look to the horizon. What does the future look like and how do we get there?

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HRAFF Visual Arts Walking Tour

HRAFF VISUAL ARTS WALKING TOUR

Melbourne Sat 16 May, 12:00pm

A relaxed and informative tour featuring some of Australia’s remarkable contemporary artists.

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BAZM E HAZARAGI

Melbourne Sat 16 May, 3:00pm

An afternoon of Hazaragi film, language, poetry and music

Special Event
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WE COME AS FRIENDS

Melbourne Sat 16 May, 6:00pm

Hubert Sauper’s probing documentary reflects the distressed state of modern Sudan and is as challenging as it is complex.

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DON’T THINK I’VE FORGOTTEN: CAMBODIA’S LOST ROCK & ROLL

Melbourne Sat 16 May, 8:15pm

A reminder of the power that music can hold for a culture living in the shadow of conflict and fear.

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Breakfast Sessions: Women's Rights and Culture

BREAKFAST SESSIONS – WOMEN’S RIGHTS AND CULTURE

Melbourne Sun 17 May, 10:00am

Are human rights universal or do they represent a Western set of values?

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CINESEEDS: FELIX

Melbourne Sun 17 May, 3:20pm

Junior student screening (ages 7 yrs+) Felix dreams of being a jazz musician like his late father, but his mother hates the idea. She calls it ‘the devil’s music’ and tells Felix that he is ‘no longer her son’ when he chooses to play with a band. She laments the fact that she has to work hard to be able to pay for his private school so that he can have a successful future. However, coming from a poor background, Felix is often bullied by his more affluent classmates. Through his father’s old friends Felix discovers a world of creativity and music, first with a penny whistle and then with a saxophone. He loves it. Felix skips months and years of practice to jam with the pros, culminating in a wonderful school concert. Exempt from Classification, HRAFF recommends for ages 7+. Children under 15 years must be accompanied by an adult.  Cineseeds has expanded. This year the program will consist of two films; one for juniors and one for seniors. This is an event for young people and their parents. This youth- oriented film program will entertain and inspire by focusing on issues of human rights and social justice. It is an opportunity for attendees to form opinions and develop an understanding of issues that will shape the future of all of us.  Presented by Propeller Project powered by Samsung    

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CINESEEDS: BEKAS

Melbourne Sun 17 May, 3:40pm

Senior student screening (ages 13 yrs+) Two Kurdish brothers have been orphaned by Saddam Hussein’s brutal regime in Iraq. They see ‘Superman’ in the village’s first cinema and are inspired to travel to America in search of this hero who they believe will defeat Saddam Hussein and restore order to their homeland. But with no money or passports, their chances are not great. However, with great determination and a donkey named Michael Jackson they set off on their odyssey and in the process become heroes themselves. Rated M - Coarse Language. HRAFF recommends for ages 13+    CineSeeds has expanded. This year the program will consist of two films; one for juniors and one for seniors. This is an event for young people and their parents. This youth- oriented film program will entertain and inspire by focusing on issues of human rights and social justice. It is an opportunity for attendees to form opinions and develop an understanding of issues that will shape the future of all of us.  Presented by Propeller Project powered by Samsung

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AI WEIWEI: THE FAKE CASE

Melbourne Sun 17 May, 6:15pm

A look at Ai Weiwei’s most defiant and wearied moments during his ongoing fight for human rights in China.

FILM + Q&A
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I WILL NOT BE SILENCED

Melbourne Sun 17 May, 6:30pm

Spurred on by comments that “no one wins rape cases in Kenya”, Australian Charlotte Campbell Stephen takes her rapists to court.

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TOMORROW WE DISAPPEAR

Melbourne Sun 17 May, 8:45pm

Welcome to the Kathpulti Colony: Home to New Delhi’s most enchanting and gifted artists, magicians, and acrobats.

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SLUMS: CITIES OF TOMORROW

Melbourne Mon 18 May, 6:00pm

Can slums provide a solution to areas of urban overcrowding?

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I Will Not Be Silenced (Encore screening)

Melbourne Mon 18 May, 6:30pm

Spurred on by comments that “no one wins rape cases in Kenya”, Australian Charlotte Campbell Stephen takes her rapists to court.

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GETT, THE TRIAL OF VIVIANE AMSALEM

Melbourne Mon 18 May, 8:30pm

A searing courtroom drama examining rabbinical law and divorce within orthodox Israel.

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IVORY TOWER

Melbourne Tue 19 May, 5:30pm

Student debt in America trickled into over 1 trillion dollars, is it worth the cost?

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SUMÉ: THE SOUND OF A REVOLUTION

Melbourne Tue 19 May, 6:00pm

Who ever said music couldn’t change the world?


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OF MEN AND WAR

Melbourne Tue 19 May, 7:45pm

At a pioneering PTSD centre, patients attempt to confront their trauma and ultimately attempt to rebuild their lives.

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INTERNATIONAL SHORTS 2: DREAMS OF INNOCENCE AND DESPAIR

Melbourne Tue 19 May, 8:00pm

Films of magic, rituals, superheroes and football.

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JUST EAT IT: A FOOD WASTE STORY

Melbourne Wed 20 May, 4:00pm

Abundance is the success story of the human species, but how much food do we actually waste?

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PERVERT PARK

Melbourne Wed 20 May, 6:00pm

This bold, innovative and important film provides deeper context and contemplation of an issue too often ignored.

FILM + PANEL
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MINERS SHOT DOWN

Melbourne Wed 20 May, 8:30pm

A reconstruction of the horrifying 2012 massacre that killed 34 mineworkers and injured numerous more in South Africa

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THE BEEKEEPER (CLOSING NIGHT)

Melbourne Thu 21 May, 7:00pm

A beautiful human portrait of a remarkable individual set in the stunning vistas of the Swiss Alps.

FILM + Q&A
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I WILL NOT BE SILENCED

Canberra Fri 22 May, 7:00pm

Spurred on by comments that “no one wins rape cases in Kenya”, Australian Charlotte Campbell Stephen takes her rapists to court.

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I WILL NOT BE SILENCED

Canberra Sat 23 May, 4:00pm

Spurred on by comments that “no one wins rape cases in Kenya”, Australian Charlotte Campbell Stephen takes her rapists to court.

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IVORY TOWER

Canberra Sat 23 May, 7:00pm

Student debt in America trickled into over 1 trillion dollars, is it worth the cost?

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THE BEEKEEPER

Canberra Sun 24 May, 4:00pm

A beautiful human portrait of a remarkable individual set in the stunning vistas of the Swiss Alps.

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JUST EAT IT: A FOOD WASTE STORY

Canberra Sun 24 May, 7:00pm

Abundance is the success story of the human species, but how much food do we actually waste?

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THE BEEKEEPER

Canberra Mon 25 May, 7:00pm

A beautiful human portrait of a remarkable individual set in the stunning vistas of the Swiss Alps.

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THE BEEKEEPER

Sydney Tue 26 May, 7:00pm

A beautiful human portrait of a remarkable individual set in the stunning vistas of the Swiss Alps.

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MARMATO

Sydney Wed 27 May, 7:00pm

Under the Colombian mountain village of Marmato lies US$20 billion in gold, one of the world’s last great reserves.

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INTERNATIONAL SHORTS – PROGRAM 1

Sydney Thu 28 May, 7:00pm

A collection of remarkable films that show the extraordinary resilience and courage of people in impossible situations

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IVORY TOWER

Sydney Fri 29 May, 7:00pm

Student debt in America trickled into over 1 trillion dollars, is it worth the cost?

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JUST EAT IT: A FOOD WASTE STORY

Sydney Sat 30 May, 3:00pm

Abundance is the success story of the human species, but how much food do we actually waste?

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I WILL NOT BE SILENCED

Sydney Sat 30 May, 7:00pm

Spurred on by comments that “no one wins rape cases in Kenya”, Australian Charlotte Campbell Stephen takes her rapists to court.

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JUST EAT IT: A FOOD WASTE STORY

Darwin Sat 30 May, 8:30pm

Abundance is the success story of the human species, but how much food do we actually waste?

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THE BEEKEEPER

Darwin Sun 31 May, 7:30pm

A beautiful human portrait of a remarkable individual set in the stunning vistas of the Swiss Alps.

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MARMATO

Darwin Mon 1 June, 7:30pm

Under the Colombian mountain village of Marmato lies US$20 billion in gold, one of the world’s last great reserves.

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I WILL NOT BE SILENCED

Perth Tue 2 June, 6:30pm

Spurred on by comments that “no one wins rape cases in Kenya”, Australian Charlotte Campbell Stephen takes her rapists to court.

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I WILL NOT BE SILENCED

Brisbane Tue 2 June, 7:00pm

Spurred on by comments that “no one wins rape cases in Kenya”, Australian Charlotte Campbell Stephen takes her rapists to court.

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JUST EAT IT: A FOOD WASTE STORY

Perth Wed 3 June, 6:30pm

Abundance is the success story of the human species, but how much food do we actually waste?

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JUST EAT IT: A FOOD WASTE STORY

Brisbane Wed 3 June, 7:00pm

Abundance is the success story of the human species, but how much food do we actually waste?

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THE BEEKEEPER

Perth Thu 4 June, 6:30pm

A beautiful human portrait of a remarkable individual set in the stunning vistas of the Swiss Alps.

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THE BEEKEEPER

Brisbane Thu 4 June, 7:00pm

A beautiful human portrait of a remarkable individual set in the stunning vistas of the Swiss Alps.

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I WILL NOT BE SILENCED

Alice Springs Fri 5 June, 7:00pm

Spurred on by comments that “no one wins rape cases in Kenya”, Australian Charlotte Campbell Stephen takes her rapists to court.

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JUST EAT IT: A FOOD WASTE STORY

Alice Springs Sat 6 June, 7:00pm

Abundance is the success story of the human species, but how much food do we actually waste?

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THE BEEKEEPER

Alice Springs Sun 7 June, 7:00pm

A beautiful human portrait of a remarkable individual set in the stunning vistas of the Swiss Alps.

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Chasing Asylum

CHASING ASYLUM (OPENING NIGHT)

Melbourne Thu 5 May, 6:30pm

Globally, there is no more urgent issue than the plight of asylum seekers and refugees. Chasing Asylum – created by Academy Award-winning Australian director Eva Orner – is an ambitious, moving and confronting documentary that explores this issue in-depth.

Opening Night
CineSeeds Junior Film Ernest and Celestine

CINESEEDS: ERNEST & CELESTINE

Melbourne Sun 15 May, 2:00pm

Ernest & Celestine is a story of finding friendship where you least expect it and defending that friendship against discrimination and prejudice. Young Celestine is an artistic mouse who befriends a musical bear, Ernest. But contact between the world of mice and the world of bears is strictly forbidden.

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CineSeeds Senior Film Girl Rising

CINESEEDS: GIRL RISING

Melbourne Sun 15 May, 2:00pm

Girl Rising is a call to everyone, male or female, to take a stand for girls education. With 33 million fewer girls than boys in primary school, and 66 million girls out of school globally**, Girl Rising uses the power of storytelling to share a simple truth: that educating girls can transform societies.

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Chasing Asylum

CHASING ASYLUM

Alice Springs Mon 30 May, 7:00pm

Globally, there is no more urgent issue than the plight of asylum seekers and refugees. Chasing Asylum – created by Academy Award-winning Australian director Eva Orner – is an ambitious, moving and confronting documentary that explores this issue in-depth.

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CHASING ASYLUM

Perth Tue 31 May, 7:00pm

Globally, there is no more urgent issue than the plight of asylum seekers and refugees. Chasing Asylum – created by Academy Award-winning Australian director Eva Orner – is an ambitious, moving and confronting documentary that explores this

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Chasing Asylum

CHASING ASYLUM

Darwin Tue 7 June, 7:30pm

Globally, there is no more urgent issue than the plight of asylum seekers and refugees. Chasing Asylum – created by Academy Award-winning Australian director Eva Orner – is an ambitious, moving and confronting documentary that explores this issue in-depth.

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