Review – ‘Once Upon A River’

Based on the best-selling novel by Bonnie Jo Campbell, ‘Once Upon a River‘ could easily be described as a less gritty ‘Winter’s Bone‘. Haroula Rose directs Kenadi DelaCerna as a young woman in search of her estranged mother. This dramatic tale about facing your fears, your past and choosing your own family and destiny in […]

LAAPFF Short Film Review – ‘Hinekura’ & ‘Liliu’

The 36th edition of Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival has kicked off and we decided to dive into some short films. The short films are selected and grouped in themes. Our first duo is part of “Pacific Cinewaves” – cinematic love letters to the living culture of the Pacific. ‘Hinekura’ On the day she […]

TIFF20 Review – ‘Trickster’ Episodes 1-2

Everybody knows TIFF is the place to be for groundbreaking new content. This year they gave Michelle Latimer the chance to present two projects she’s worked on. The first one, ‘Inconvenient Indian‘ – a documentary that explores the cultural colonization of Indigenous peoples in North America – was previously reviewed by us (review can be […]

TIFF20 Review – ‘Inconvenient Indian’

Thomas King sits in the back of a car while making an important observation on how we have to be careful of the stories we tell and those we’ve been told. Once it’s been told, we can never call it back. Throughout the film he tells us the story of the coyote and the ducks, which […]

Review – ‘Emu Runner’

“Nature can mend even the most broken heart” Emu Runner is a story about a nine-year-old Indigenous girl, Gem Daniels (Rhae-Kye Waites), who lives in a remote Australian town. As she copes with her mother’s unexpected death, Gem finds solace in the company of a wild emu, unwittingly connecting with her mother’s traditional totem animal. […]

Review – ‘Tayamangajirri’

“We are the eyes during the day and they are the eyes for the night time.” – Nilus Tayamangajirri means “we look after each other”. Set in Wurrumiyanga on the Tiwi Islands, this half hour documentary made for NITV takes a glimpse into the world of a dedicated team of Tiwi Islanders who work around […]

WINDA Film Festival Announces its Full Program For 2019

From epic survival thrillers to inspiring true stories and innovative shorts, the WINDA Film Festival returns for its fourth year from 21-24 November 2019 to celebrate trailblazing Indigenous filmmakers and share the universal stories of Indigenous nations The 2019 Festival will screen six brand new full length features, five thought-provoking documentaries, as well as a witty Australian TV series […]