OzDox, the Australian Documentary Forum, has announced a screening of producer-director Mitzi Goldman’s A Common Purpose at the AFTRS Theatre, Fox Studios, Entertainment Quarter in Sydney to be held Wednesday, September 12 at 6:00pm for a 6:30 start.
Pat Fiske will moderate a post-screening discussion centred around the issues of archival compilation, building stories from found footage, music as a narrative device and working without the broadcaster. Joining Goldman on the panel will be editor Hilary Balmond and defence lawyer Andrea Durbach, who is featured in the film.
A Common Purpose tells of a notorious South African murder trial that marked the country’s transition from apartheid to democracy. It won the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the 2011 Sydney Film Festival and has subsequently been shown to full houses at the Encounters Film Festival in South Africa and a dozen additional screenings in Sydney and Melbourne. Along the way the film was nominated for Best Documentary in Social and Political Issues in the 2011 ATOM Awards.
The Entertainment Quarter is at 130 Bent Street in Moore Park, and suggested donation for the screening is $7. Further details may be found here.
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