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Fire at Sea’s Fresh Eyes on the Refugee Crisis

Fire at Sea is an observational Italian documentary that explores Europe’s refugee crisis through a non-politicised lens. Screening as a part of Perth International Art Festival’s second film season, Gianfranco Rosi’s Oscar-nominated piece offers no stringent call-to-action but rather leaves space for interpretation, observation and humanity. The...

Perth goes North for Scandinavian Film Festival

As Perth continues to get colder, the third annual Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival beckons perpetual hibernators to go North and experience the most exciting upcoming films from our ‘Scandi’ counter-parts. Showcasing 22 of the most ground-breaking films from Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, and Iceland, the festival will...

Revelations Film Festival: OBSERVANCE

An unnerving pan showing waves crashing on a peculiar black-and-white beach where meaning is inexplicable. And so begins Observance, one creepy psychological thriller exploring voyeurism, grief, and the sickness of the human condition. Premiering in WA as a part of Revelation Film Fest’s ‘May Revelations’ last month,...

Looking Past The Bechdel Test: Women In Film

The representation of strong, diverse and central female characters in Western cinema often remains an exception to the rule. Yet several films are moving beyond one-dimensional, stereotypical, and minimal portrayals of women. The ‘classic’ measure of gender inclusivity in film is the Bechdel Test, invented by American...

RTRFM’s Gimme Some Truth: Prison Songs

Prison Songs follows inmates of Darwin’s Berrimah Prison telling tales of their lives through song. Gripping, brutally honest, and often humorous, Kelrick Martin’s documentary humanises the numbers of indigenous over-representation in Australian jails. The first Australian musical-documentary, Prison Songs is uniquely comprised of personal interviews with Berrimah inmates,...