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“The Trouble with Happiness”: Thank God He Met Lizzie (1997)

Nostalgia’s a funny thing. You find yourself dreaming of a past (and your heart will be beating fast) that was hardly perfect, but is nevertheless a dreamy diversion from the more complex, complicated present. 567 more words

Indigenous Mini Lesson - Davidson High School (Part 3 -The Games)

Welcome to the final part of my blog series, where I have recounted my journey with Davidson High School and their Mini-Lesson on Indigenous films!! In Part 3 of this Blog series I will speak about the Indigenous related ‘games’ I ran with Davidson students.  664 more words

Running on Empty (Clark, 1982)

Australian youths of the 1980s were apparently just as likely to fall prey to the same foolish distractions as those of today if John Clark’s mostly unintentionally hilarious… 829 more words

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Indigenous Mini Lesson - Davidson High School (Part 2 -The Lesson)

Welcome back to Part 2 of my journey with Davidson High School and their Mini-Lesson on Indigenous films!

Before coming to teach the lesson I had four main objectives that I wanted to achieve. 648 more words

Indigenous Mini Lesson - Davidson High School (Part 1 -Background and Hubs)

On Monday 17th October, I visited Davidson High School (a hub). As a part of this campaign, we had to engage with ‘external hubs’. A ‘hub’ is an influential organisation or group within a specific industry (Krebs & Holley 2013). 519 more words

Picnic at Hanging Rock

It can be hard to make a story about an unexplained mystery feel dramatically satisfying, yet Peter Weir’s haunting, mesmerising, and utterly singular early film manages just that. 462 more words


10 Reasons why you NEED to see the Canberra Film Festival!

2016 has proven to be an incredibly significant year. Not only has it marked the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ final concert and also Lindsay Lohan’s 30th birthday, but perhaps more importantly and also a little closer to home, 2016 marks the 20th anniversary of the first Canberra International Film Festival! 764 more words

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