Australian Showcase

A remarkable and eye-opening series screened on Australian television in 1981. It was called Women of the Sun and it charted new ground by bringing the Aboriginal story through the eyes of Aboriginal women - in their own language - to a national audience for the first time. Twenty-five years later, Bob Weis, the producer of the original series, sets out to uncover the impact of the film on five of... Read more
A jaded call-girl. A fledgling hooker. The night from hell. ... The seedy underbelly of Sydney's red-light district becomes a violently dangerous place in filmmaker Jon Hewitt's X, the much-awaited follow-up to his dark 2008 serial killer romp, Acolytes. ... When high-class call-girl Holly (Viva Bianca) decides to call it quits, she ropes in young, beautiful runaway Shay (Hanna Mangan-Lawrence) fo... Read more
"In Sydney they call me a blackfella, in Doomadgee they call me a whitefella. I don't know who I am." – Zach Doomadgee ... Teetering on the edge of manhood, Zach Doomadgee is torn between two worlds: the pulsing modernity of his Sydney home and the proud Aboriginality of his father. Unsettled by adolescence, tempted by hedonism and tormented by the inescapable racism of the city he lives in, Zach'... Read more
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