Award-winning Australian film maker Safina Uberoi will visit UWA later this month for a fundraiser screening of her documentary, A Good Man.
Winner of the Sydney Film Festival Best Documentary and Audience Award, the film follows struggling Australian farmer Chris Rohrlach, the good man of the title, Rachel, his quadriplegic wife, their new-born baby, and their plans to open a brothel in a small country town.
A Good Man explores the myriad issues Chris must negotiate in the process - the sex industry, love, relationships and disability, the hardship of life on the land in Australia and the intricacies of community relations.
Following the screening, Safina will participate in an audience Q&A to discuss her experiences in the making of her film.
Safina's visit is supported by Institute of Advanced Studies and the Equity and Diversity Unit at The University of Western Australia and the Western Australian Disability Collective. Proceeds from the event will go towards the WADC.
Praise for ‘A Good Man'
"The results from the Audience Awards at the festival are a true testament to the power of humanity, humour and love that are within your film." - Anneke Barnes: accessibleARTS, NSW.
"unexpectedly hilarious as well as touching" - Julie Rigg, ABC's Movie Time.
"Upbeat and challenging... a beguiling documentary" - Russell Edwards, Variety.
WHAT: A Good Man Film Screening, followed by Audience Q&A
WHEN: Thursday, 23 September 2010; Time: 6pm
WHERE: Social Sciences Lecture Theatre, UWA
COST: Full Price: $17.50; Concession: $12.50.
Purchase Tickets Online - http://www.ias.uwa.edu.au/lectures/agoodman Tickets will also be available at the door.
Audrey Barton (Institute of Advanced Studies) (+61 8) 6488 1340