Forum | Asylum Seekers and Refugees
Film has constantly played a major role in foregrounding global human rights issues, but can it inspire tangible social change? Filmmakers and industry professionals will reflect on approaches to subject matter, impact campaigns, and common obstacles to activist films. Central to this panel is the question: how can film stimulate activism and progress beyond its initial exhibition?
Zak Hepburn (moderator) – ABC TV Critic and General Manager of The Astor Theatre
Hollie Fifer – Filmmaker and Director of The Opposition
Joe Moses – Anthropologist and film subject of The Opposition
Jenni Tosi – CEO Film Victoria
Tyson Wils – University Lecturer, writer and co-editor of Activist Film Festivals: Towards a Political Subject.
Genevieve Clay-Smith – Filmmaker, Co-founder of Taste Creative and Executive Director of Bus Stop Films
Andrew Wiseman – Filmmaker and former CEO of Australian International Documentary Conference
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