Media Stream

Media Stream 1

Thu 6th Dec, 09:00-10:45
The Cairns Institute D3-054

Albatross (2018)

Director: Chris Jordan
Duration: 97 mins
A multispecies love story about birds on Midway Island in the Pacific whose bodies are filled with ocean plastic and a photographer determined not to look away.  

Media Stream 2: Ayoero Video Project

Thu 6th Dec, 11:15-13:00
The Cairns Institute, D3-054
Lucas Bessire will present two films from the Ayoero Video Project. Ujirei is an experimental film created by Ayoreo filmmaker Mateo Sobode that visually explores the forms of life generated despite and through colonial violence in Paraguay. Farewell to Savage uses footage from the video workshop, a drone and archival footage shot by the filmmaker in this place a decade prior to craft a non-linear 

Ujirei (2017)

Director: Mateo Sobode
Duration: 52 mins

Farewell to Savage (2017)

Director: Lucas Bessire
Duration: 70 min

Media Stream 3

Fri 7th Dec, 09:00-10:45
The Cairns Institute, D3-054

Terror Nullius (2018)

Director: Soda_Jerk
Duration: 54 mins
Part political satire, eco-horror and road movie, TERROR NULLIUS is a political revenge fable which offers an unwriting of Australian national mythologies. The apocalyptic desert camps of Mad Max 2 become the site of refugee detention, feminist motorcycle gangs rule the highways, and flesh-eating sheep are recast as anti-colonial insurgents.

The Mermaids, or Aiden in Wonderland (2018)


Karrabing Film Collective
Duration: 26 mins
Only Indigenous people can survive the toxic landscape so the white fellas steal ‘mud children’ to experiment on in the hopes of finding a cure. One such mud child, Aiden now returns to his ancestral lands, where the mermaids were meant to protect him. But the mermaids are being targeted too.

Media Stream 4: Emerging Filmmakers: Dislocations 

Fri 7th Dec, 13:45-15:30
The Cairns Institute, D3-054
This session features films by anthropology graduates from visual anthropology and media programs at Aarhus University, Goldsmiths University, and New York University exploring themes of dislocation. 

Strangers Ourselves (2018)

Director: Laura Murray
Eighty-six-year-old Elizabeth Rapley, the filmmaker’s grandmother, has sponsored ninety-two refugees since 1979, helping them resettle in Canada. What are the challenges both for the families who are accepting help and for those providing it?

Limbus Patrum (2018)

Limbus Patrum

Director: Alessandro Mangione
Duration: 20mins 
In response to the heavy migration flows to Italy, the former facilities of the Ferrandina Scalo station (Basilicata) were transformed into a waiting centre for single men seeking asylum in the country. This film is dedicated to Ehis, Abdul and Henry, and their daily struggles.

Grabbing Dignity (2017)

Director: Felipe Roa
Duration: 32mins
Grabbing Dignity (Dignidad en Toma) is about how human dignity is perceived by marginalized urban squatter families in Santiago, Chile, who have recently been relocated from a squatter areas into a subsidised housing project. The film raises a discussion where ‘house’ cannot be understood as equal as ‘home’.




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