ACMI in Melbourne to screen “22 Years of Big hART: A Film Retrospective” this weekend.


In Melbourne this weekend, ACMI will be celebrating 22 years with Big hART (, who are one of Australia’s leading companies for arts and social change. They make art that influence social change and have been giving a voice to our nation’s invisible and forgotten since 1992.

At the event, which will take place on the 25th and 26th of Oct, they will screen an assortment of documentaries and shorts from the big hART archives.The proceeds of this program will go to supporting the Yijala Yala Project’s ‘One in Two’, a campaign to address the fact that every second person in juvenile detention in Australia is Indigenous.

Book now to support a great cause:

Program One: Sat 25 Oct, 6pm

Phillip Crawford, Matthew Priestly, 52 mins, Australia, 2000, PG
Challenging, haunting and uplifting, this AFI Award-winning docu-drama handed the film making reins to 250 youths from isolated towns in rural Australia, giving them the chance to tell their stories in their own way.

900 Neighbours
Brendan Fletcher, 56 mins, Australia, 2006, PG
This documentary tells the story of a unique collaboration, as residents of Sydney’s notorious Northcott public housing estate work together to create a community theatre work, in an effort to change people’s perceptions about their home.

Big hART Shorts 1
Various, 55 mins, G
A diverse program of shorts from the Big hART archive.

Program Two: Sun 26 Oct, 3pm

Telen Rodwell/Bronwyn Purvis, 55 mins, Australia, 2010, M
North-west Tasmania has the highest road fatality rate in Australia for under-24 year olds. This documentary, made in collaboration with teens from the region, explores the network of consequences such tragedies leave in their wake.

Nothing Rhymes with Ngapartji
Suzy Bates, 56 mins, Australia, 2010, G
In this fascinating documentary acclaimed Pitjantjatjara actor Trevor Jamieson grapples with his relationship to traditional Aboriginal culture, when he takes his hit theatre show Ngapartji Ngapartji to the remote Aboriginal community of Ernabella, South Australia.

Big hART Shorts 2
Various, 55 mins, G
A diverse program of shorts from the Big hART archive.