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Dec
12

Chinese in Victoria took Many Roads to Fortune

Ballarat, Victoria, 12 December 2017.

Author: Wind & Sky Productions

New film and digital exhibition celebrates Victoria’s Chinese goldrush history

An ambitious online project called Many Roads brings together the collections of eighteen Victorian cultural organisations, both metropolitan and regional, to tell the story of the Chinese on the goldfields of Victoria.

In the 1850s thousands of Chinese journeyed to the fabled goldfields of central, northern , northeastern and western Victoria. ‘The gold was what drew them here,’ says Anita Jack, General Manager of the Golden Dragon Museum and great grand daughter of a goldrush-era Chinese migrant. ‘Here in Bendigo at the peak of the gold rush a quarter were Chinese. The other three quarters were people from America, Europe, New Zealand, all across the world. It was a very multicultural time.’

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Oct
18

Ballarat Writers Festival: Queer Wars, an Interview with Dennis Altman

In a session not to be missed at the Ballarat Writers Festival, Lucinda Horrocks interviews the Australian academic and novelist Dennis Altman AM, one of the world’s most influential writers on sexuality and politics.

In this session Dennis will talk about LGBT rights in a global era, the gay civil rights movement and democracy, and will look back on the era of 1970s gay liberation and the publication of his first influential work Homosexual: Oppression & Liberation.

Where: Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka, 102 Stawell Street South, Ballarat, Victoria, 3350.

When: Sunday 22nd October, 2:30pm-3:30pm.

Tickets: Festival Day Pass $50/$45/$40 | Festival Weekend Pass $80/$75/$70

Bookings: http://www.ballaratwritersfestival.com/2017-festival/tickets/

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Oct
18

Ballarat Writers Festival: Writing with Pictures: Wind & Sky Documentaries

Wind & Sky Productions is part of the inaugural Ballarat Writers Festival this year with a session on how writing works in modern documentary storytelling.

In this entertaining hour long interview with Mary DeBrett, Lucinda will show some clips of Wind & Sky films and explore where the ‘writing’ fits in to an audio visual storytelling medium.

Where: Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka, 102 Stawell Street South, Ballarat, Victoria, 3350.

When: Saturday 21st October, 3:30pm-4:30pm.

Tickets: Festival Day Pass $50/$45/$40 | Festival Weekend Pass $80/$75/$70

Bookings: http://www.ballaratwritersfestival.com/2017-festival/tickets/

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Oct
3

‘Out of the Closets’ screenings in October

October is LGBT History Month. To celebrate there are some screenings of ‘Out of the Closets, Into the Streets’ in Victoria.

Come along and join us if you can.

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Jun
28

Heroes of Flood and Fire – Rethinking the Australian Legend

Wind & Sky Productions is delighted to be part of the month-long Australian Winter Festival this July at the Salt Bush Kitchen, Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka in Ballarat, Victoria. This four-part lecture series Rethinking The Australian Legend explores how Indigenous Australia influences our contemporary nation to thrive.

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May
3

Out of the Closets at St Kilda Film Festival

In super-exciting news, ‘Out of the Closets, Into the Streets‘ will be screening at the St Kilda Film Festival as part of the Australia’s Top 100 Short Films. The film will be screening at the St Kilda Town Hall on Monday the 22nd May as part of the 6:15 session.

Where: St Kilda Town Hall, Cnr Carlisle Street and Brighton Road, St Kilda.

When: 6:15pm Monday 22 May 2017.

Tickets: https://www.stkildafilmfestival.com.au/film/out-of-the-closets-into-the-streets

‘Out of the Closets’ is a film and digital gallery project commissioned by Culture Victoria and produced in collaboration with the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives

May
2

The Last Goodbye at Carmarthen Bay Film Festival

We are honoured to announce that ‘The Last Goodbye‘ is an official selection for the Carmarthen Bay Film Festival in Llanelli, Wales. The film will be screening at the Stradey Park Hotel, Furnace, Llanelli, SA14 4HA on Friday the 12th of May as part of the 2m session

Program and Website: http://www.carmarthenbayfilmfestival.co.uk/

Apr
27

Seeing the Land from an Aboriginal Canoe at Setting Sun Short Film Festival

We are delighted to announce that Seeing the Land from an Aboriginal Canoe is a Finalist for two awards, Best Cultural Diversity and Best Documentary Metro at the Setting Sun Short Film Festival. The film will be screening at the Sun Theatre, Yarraville on Friday the 28th of April as part of the 7pm session

Where: 8 Ballarat Street, Yarraville 3013 Victoria, Australia � Tel 03 9362 0999 Fax 03 9362 0337 info@suntheatre.com.au

When: 7 pm – 10 pm Friday 28 April 2017

Tickets: This is a ticketed event Tickets at https://www.suntheatre.com.au/component/yco/?view=movie&movie=SSETTINGSUN%3ABRID

Mar
14

Out of the Closets at Melbourne Queer Film Festival

Join us for a special free public screening of the short film ‘Out of the Closets, Into the Streets’ followed by a panel discussion and Q&A session with filmmakers and author and academic Dennis Altman and activist Jude Munro. Proudly part of the 2017 Melbourne Queer Film Festival.

Where: ACMI Studio 1, Federation Square, Melbourne

When: 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Sunday 26 March 2017

Tickets: This is a free event but it is ticketed. Tickets at http://tix.mqff.com.au/session.asp?s=159

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Sep
26

Out of the Closets: Story of Melbourne’s Gay Liberation now online

By: Lucinda Horrocks, updated 29 November 2016.

A new digital exhibition using archival images, audio and documentary film recounts Melbourne’s gay liberation.

In 1970s Melbourne a group of students made a stand for gay pride at a time when homosexuality was criminalised and discrimination and abuse was widespread. A new digital exhibition Out of the Closets, Into the Streets explores the moment gay and lesbian people found their voice through the Gay Liberation Movement.

Exhibition link: http://www.cv.vic.gov.au/stories/a-diverse-state/out-of-the-closets-into-the-streets/

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