Film

Brexitannia

Following the historic Brexit vote of 2016, Kelly gives the floor to the citizens, without any judgement, travelling around the UK speaking to both sides.

Special Event | Exhibition

Caliban – Werribee

Featured Artists: By the Edge Ensemble | Directed by Penny Harpham | Written by Georgia Symons Caliban explores the battle ground of global climate politics through the eyes of those on the front lines, and brings to the main stage powerful, young, diverse voices from Melbourne’s west, that urgently need to be heard. Image Credit: Nicola Dracoulis More…

Special Event | Exhibition

Caliban – Drysdale

Featured Artists: By the Edge Ensemble | Directed by Penny Harpham | Written by Georgia Symons Caliban explores the battle ground of global climate politics through the eyes of those on the front lines, and brings to the main stage powerful, young, diverse voices from Melbourne’s west, that urgently need to be heard. Caliban will be performed More…

Special Event | Exhibition

Caliban + Workshop – Shepparton

Featured Artists: By the Edge Ensemble | Directed by Penny Harpham | Written by Georgia Symons Caliban explores the battle ground of global climate politics through the eyes of those on the front lines, and brings to the main stage powerful, young, diverse voices from Melbourne’s west, that urgently need to be heard. This program includes a More…

Special Event | Arts Program

Littlefoot & Company: Spoken Word Evening

This event will feature enticing poets and open discussion opportunities to examine current humanitarian and environmental issues.

Special Event | Arts Program

Do We Need Another Hero?

Featured Artists: TextaQueen Imagine yourself as the main character in an apocalyptic action movie, fighting oppressive forces for a better future. Cast yourself as a force for change, triumphant over racism, patriarchy, environmental destruction and other social evils. TextaQueen will guide you in designing your own self-portrait movie poster. PRESENTED BY

Film

A Better Man

A Better Man takes on the issue of violence against women from an alternate perspective. The film follows Attiya, who sitting with the man who abused her on a daily basis two decades earlier. Together they talk through their violent relationship.

Film

Border Politics + Q&A

Making its World Premiere at HRAFF, Border Politics questions whether the West has lost its moral compass adopting ideas that reject humanity and undermine democracy.

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Jaha’s Promise

As one of the countless victims of female genital mutilation, JAHA’s Promise is not only a commitment to her daughter but also a successful campaign against the relentless female genital mutilation.

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Silas

This is a story of Liberian activist Silas Siakor, who strives to fight against corruption and environmental destruction.

Film

Piripkura

Following two members of the Piripkura people, this award-winning film highlights the fraught nature of defending Indigenous territory from big business.

Film

Closing Night: Last Men In Aleppo

Through the volunteers from the White Helmets we experience the daily life, death and struggle in the streets, where they are fighting for sanity in a city where war has become the norm.

Film | HRAFF Goes West

HRAFF GOES WEST: Picture This

  A film showcase and conversation with local filmmakers of African heritage This screening will feature brand new works by Melbourne-based filmmakers Ez Eldin Deng and Noray Mohammed Neberay. Deng’s films have explored the African diaspora and the complexities of the refugee experience, while Neberay’s work has focused on political activism and refugee rights. Come More…

Film | Human Rights

Youth for Human Rights Summit Pass

ABOUT THE SUMMIT TERMS AND CONDITIONS: IMPORTANT NOTE: Booking the Summit has two steps involved: STEP 1:  Book a Summit Pass – this provides entry to the event. Note – student packs will appear in your cart as 1 pass and 9 comps (see example). STEP 2:  Session Bookings – as some sessions have limited capacity, Summit participants must also More…

Film

This Is Congo

This is Congo presents viewers a visceral look at the African conflict: the war consumes its heroes and the civilians that live among it…

Film

Guilty + Q&A

“Myuran Sukumaran was one of the most courageous men I’ve ever met…” BEN QUILTY The execution of Myuran Sukumaran, the Australian ‘Bali-9’ drug smuggler who became an accomplished artist on death row under the tutorship of Ben Quilty. Dramatic and archival material takes us into the last 72-hours of Myuran’s life and the creation of More…

Film

The Grown-ups

A group of friends with Down syndrome, always believed that when their parents died, they would be able to do those things they weren’t allowed to do before, but things are not changing for them.

Film | CineSeeds

CINESEEDS: Wonder

“WONDER is that rare thing, a family picture that moves and amuses while never overtly pandering.” THE NEW YORK TIMES Based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER tells the inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman. Born with facial differences that, up until now, have prevented him from going to a mainstream school, Auggie More…

Film | CineSeeds

CINESEEDS: Freak Show

“Bitterly funny, tackles high school bullying with style and smarts.” THE VILLAGE VOICE Based on the award-winning cult novel by James St James and in the vein of Clueless and Napoleon Dynamite, Freak Show tells the moving, heartbreaking and hilarious story of Billy Bloom, a boldly confident and eccentric teenager who faces intolerance and persecution More…

Film

You See Monsters + Q&A

Artists produce their own art which doesn’t shy away from these hidden truths as they express themselves as proud Australian-Muslims within their art forms.

Film

Australian Shorts 1

Sophisticated, sensitive and surprising. Cinematic gems from Australia’s finest short-filmmakers.

Film | Melbourne Cinémathèque

Melbourne Cinémathèque: The Battle of Algiers & Soleil O

In the 6th year of this collaboration, this screening profiles cinema as a truly global art form. It features two films that explores the damning legacy of European colonialism in Africa.

Film

The Song Keepers

The Central Australian Aboriginal Women’s Choir go on a historic journey to take back the hymns that were given to their ancestors.

Film

Her Sound Her Story

Making its World Premiere at HRAFF, the film features an intimate conversation with an exclusively female line-up to tell their stories, and look for solutions to ensuring a more inclusive, diverse future.

Film | HRAFF Goes West

HRAFF GOES WEST: The Song Keepers + Networking Event

HRAFF GOES WEST: Emerging female filmmakers networking event and special screening of The Song Keepers

Film

Her Sound Her Story – Encore

Making its world premiere at HRAFF, the film features an intimate conversation with an exclusively female line-up to tell their stories, and look for solutions to ensuring a more inclusive, diverse future.

Film

Australian Shorts 1 – Encore

Sophisticated, sensitive and surprising. Cinematic gems from Australia’s finest short-filmmakers.

Film

Jackson

Jackson crafts the complexities surrounding abortion argument in Mississippi with an intimate portrait of the interwoven lives of three women.

Film

Femme Shorts

Whether is it fighting for rights, or exploring hardships, these films feature the empowering stories of women.

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Leitis In Waiting

Leitis in Waiting is the story of Joey Mataele and the Tonga Leitis, an intrepid group of Indigenous transgender women fighting a rising tide of religious fundamentalism in their South Pacific Kingdom.

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A Better Man – Encore

A Better Man takes on the issue of violence against women from an alternate perspective. The film follows Attiya, who sitting with the man who abused her on a daily basis two decades earlier. Together they talk through their violent relationship.

Film

A Better Man – Encore

A Better Man takes on the issue of violence against women from an alternate perspective. The film follows Attiya, who sitting with the man who abused her on a daily basis two decades earlier. Together they talk through their violent relationship.

Film

Border Politics – Encore

Having made its World Premiere at HRAFF, Border Politics questions whether the West has lost its moral compass adopting ideas that reject humanity and undermine democracy.

Film

Border Politics – Encore

Border Politics questions whether the West has lost its moral compass adopting ideas that reject humanity and undermine democracy.

Film

Food Fighter – Launceston

‘Food Fighter’ is the inspirational story of one OzHarvest CEO Ronni Kahn crusade to save perfectly edible food.

Film

Last Men In Aleppo – Launceston

Through the volunteers from the White Helmets we experience the daily life, death and struggle in the streets, where they are fighting for sanity in a city where war has become the norm.

Film

The Song Keepers

A simple classroom is the setting for this complex exploration of the starkly relevant topic of mass global immigration.

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Jaha’s Promise – Canberra

As one of the countless victims of female genital mutilation, JAHA’s Promise is not only a commitment to her daughter but also a successful campaign against the relentless female genital mutilation.

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Border Politics – Canberra

Having made its World Premiere at HRAFF, Border Politics questions whether the West has lost its moral compass adopting ideas that reject humanity and undermine democracy.

Film

Last Men In Aleppo – Canberra

Through the volunteers from the White Helmets we experience the daily life, death and struggle in the streets, where they are fighting for sanity in a city where war has become the norm.

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A Woman Captured – Canberra

Marish has been exploited and abused for more than 10 years by the woman for whom she toils as a housekeeper—entirely unpaid.

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Her Sound Her Story – Canberra

Making its world premiere at HRAFF, the film features an intimate conversation with an exclusively female line-up to tell their stories, and look for solutions to ensuring a more inclusive, diverse future.

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A Better Man – Canberra

A Better Man takes on the issue of violence against women from an alternate perspective. The film follows Attiya, who sitting with the man who abused her on a daily basis two decades earlier. Together they talk through their violent relationship.

Forum

Where to From #METOO

In the wake of the #MeToo social media campaign and revived discussions on feminism, where does this leave gender equality in Australia today? How do we now strategically mobilise beyond online discussions to build sustainable movements and alternative institutions? This panel will discuss the intersections of violence enacted on feminine and femme bodies and how More…

Forum

Resistance on the Ground, Resilience in the Earth: Climate change Activism in the Asia Pacific

Climate change is one of the most pressing concerns of our times for nations and communities globally. For many Indigenous communities around the world, climate change is a condition and continuation of colonisation. Throughout the Asia Pacific, people have been mobilising against the effects of climate change by tackling ecological issues such as rising sea More…

Forum

Thresholds of Visibility: On Representing Refugee Experiences

In honour of Mother’s Day, join us as we discuss and celebrate diverse families and guardians, ruminating on the present-day meaning of ‘family’.

Art | Exhibition

Daydreamer Wolf – Abbotsford Convent

The life of a Hazara person is often dangerous – but how is it possible to understand the trials and realities of the refugee experience?

Art | Exhibition

Daydreamer Wolf – Chapter House Lane

How is it possible to understand the trials and realities of the refugee experience? In this cross-disciplinary exhibition, artist and award-winning poet Elyas Alavi documents his experiences through personal, playful and mythological lenses. Evoking issues of identity, memory, migration and displacement, he offers a deeper understanding of his trials as a Hazara refugee, artist and More…

Art | Exhibition

Shot on the Road: Photos from the Eyeball End

Shot on the Road is a series of intimate, yet confronting photographs that Ali MC took while on travelling around Rwanda, Burundi, Lebanon, Ethiopia & Burma.

Art | Exhibition

Baga-K Gaabi Brunga Biik – (Symbols in Sand)| Benim: Cloaked Stories

The Koorie Heritage Trust presents two exhibitions featuring artists Cassie Leatham and Kelly Koumalatsos.

Art | Exhibition

Mahatma Gandhi: An Immigrant

Known as the man who lead India to Independence, the ‘Mahatma Gandhi’ exhibition that showcases his life while living in South Africa.

Art | Arts Program

ДОНБАСС (Donbas): Photography from Ukraine’s War-Torn East

With the increasing risk of daily artillery shelling and sporadic combat, Wilson’s exhibition highlights the war’s impact on the Ukrainian population.

Art | Arts Program

Les Voyageurs

Les Voyageurs presents Paul Handley’s new installation that challenges notions of displacement and mass migration.

Art | Exhibition

The Canoe Project: Stories From the Collection

This collection display brings together objects from the Koorie Heritage Trust collection and Victorian Aboriginal community members.

Art | Arts Program

Inherent in All

Featured Artists: Mahla Karimain, UB Lee, Hamed Rayat, Julius Bright Sackey, Helen Sheferaw and Amos Wainggai Inherent In All offers a bold visual discussion that reflects on their individual experiences of what can be carried and what cannot be left behind. This exhibition of etching and woodblock prints shares the artists’ common experience of relocation. More…

Art | Exhibition

Bleeding Hearts: Human Rights & Cognitive Dissonance in the “Lucky Country”

In the exhibition Bleeding Hearts Dandenong Ranges resident Eliza Phillips investigates the disparity in Australia between the mythologised nationalist illusion of a ‘fair go’ and the systematic vilification of minority groups and social justice advocates.

Art | Exhibition

Visible

  The Artists Guild Open Circle – VISIBLE Join us for an open circle discussion about diversity in the Arts and the challenges women of colour have getting their work seen. The Artists Guild is facilitating a forum for artists, curators, and the public to participate in sharing ideas, stories and experiences on how to create More…

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