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 Melbourne Shorts 2

Chen

Rated: G General

Runtime: 21 mins

Description

‘CHEN’ tells the story of Chinese Australian dancer Chengwu Guo. Who at the age of 10 was thrown into the strict and rigorous training world of the Beijing Dance Academy. Whilst enduring long periods of time away from his family and being subjected to harsh training methods, 


Wave

Director Zhang Xiaoan

Rated: G - General

Runtime: 5 mins 07 seconds

Description

The film records a day of Akebaierjiang, a Uyghur young man living in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang, China. He is passionate about popping dancing when not working as a doctor on the night shift at the Emergency Center. As an ER doctor, he is committed, but he never has the same enthusiastic enjoyment as when dancing


Bound

Director Emmy Clifton

Rated: G - General

Runtime: 3 mins 30 seconds

Description

Through the perspective of a 16th century book hand painted book from the rare books collection at the State Library of Victoria, the film Bound explores the way in which people throughout history have valued objects that are not from their own time. The film asks us to ponder how the seemingly mundane objects in our current world will be valued in the future.


Silver Lining

Director Ran Li

Rated: G - General

Runtime: 19 mins 29 seconds

Description

In Melbourne, a non-English speaking Chinese migrant tries to live on her own after the death of her husband.


Out of the Closets into the Streets

Director Jary Nemo

Rated: M - Mature

Runtime: 12 mins 22 seconds

Description

In 1970s Melbourne, Australia, a group of students made a stand for gay pride at a time when homosexuality was criminalised and discrimination and abuse was widespread.When being gay meant hiding your true self. Where the act of coming out was a radical form of protest.More than 40 years on, Gay Liberation Front members reflect on the impact of those days.


Intimate Strangers

Director CHOUWA LIANG

Rated: M - Mature

Runtime: 4 misn 15 seconds

Description

Intimate Strangers is a 4-minute documentary about the journey of two Chinese homosexuals, Qiang and Yiling, looking for “marriage of convenience” within the Chinese LGBT group in Australia. Both of them are trying hard to find the perfect “partner” with which to build a stable fake relationship.


I Love You Too

Director CHOUWA LIANG

Rated: G - General

Runtime: 9 mins 44 seconds

Description

A gentle, reflective documentary about the relationship between a young woman (the filmmaker) and her mother. The filmmaker held a live Chinese painting performance to support her mother reclaiming her artist past.