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 Melbourne Shorts 1


Director Jane Dyson

Rated: G - General

Runtime: 30 mins


When Saraswati arrives as the first educated daughter-in-law in a Himalayan village, she wonders how she will ever feel at home. But faced with the scepticism of an older generation of women, she grows determined to succeed

What Goes Wrong in Cancer?

Director Dr Maja Divjak

Rated: G - General

Runtime: 14 mins 37 seconds

Description: The Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre is a Melbourne institution and world leader in cancer research, treatment and diagnostics. Our ground-breaking Peter Mac biomedical animation reveals the invisible molecular world within cells and how this can become disrupted, leading to cancer.

Bright Lights - The Perils of the Pokies

Director Charby Ibrahim

Rated: M - Mature

Runtime: 13 misn 30 seconds

Description A 25 year addiction to poker machine gambling has cost ‘Sharon’ almost everything... and very nearly her life in this short, fully animated documentary, voiced by Claudia Karvan.

The Last Extinction

Director Reilly Archer-Whelan

Rated: M- Mature

Runtime: 19 mins

In an attempt to improve human life, we have been blind to the health of the planet. Hundreds of species are going extinct each day.

The Horses

Director Nick Barkla

Rated: M - Mature

Runtime: 11 mins 46 seconds

Description Max, a traumatised war veteran, finds healing working with a traumatised ex-racehorse.

The Missing

Director Jary Nemo

Rated: M - Mature

Runtime: 11 misn 21 seconds

Description When WW1 brought Australians face to face with mass death a Red Cross Information Bureau and post-war graves workers laboured to help families grieve for the missing.

Accounts of a Nuclear Whistle Blower

Director Naveed Farro

Rated: G - General

Runtime: 13 mins

Description Accounts of a Nuclear Whistleblower is a documentary that uncovers Australia’s dark history of nuclear testing. Avon Hudson describes the atomic tests undertaken by the British Government within the area of Maralinga, SA, in the 1950’s and 60s.