Pearl: Film Premiere! May 24 2013Posted: May 23, 2013
This is happening tomorrow night – congrats Lisa Hilli, George Siosi Samuels and the talented YOUTH who created this film!
Story Weavers, Youthworx Media and Signal invite you to the premiere of
A short film written and directed by Australian Pacific Islander youth.
Earlier this year a group of young Melbournites from Pacific backgrounds came together with filmmakers as part of the ‘Story Weavers’ project. We spent our time exploring film craft and the experience of being young, urban and Pacific Islander. The result is ‘Pearl’, a beautiful short film written, directed and filmed by the collective and incorporating everyone’s idea of how it is to be a young Pacific person living in Australia NOW!
It’s the story of Dinah, a young Islander woman struggling with her grandmother’s death and the demands that her family place on her. She escapes down to the railway tracks where she spends her days. Trains pass by, mates pass by, cops pass by. Will life pass Dinah by?
Join us for a good Islander feed to celebrate the launch of ‘PEARL’ and contemporary pacific culture! Entry by donation/koha.
Friday May 24
6:30pm for 7pm start
Flinders Walk, Northbank, Melbourne CBD
(Behind Flinders St Station towards Sandridge Bridge)
Story Weavers is a project of Youthworx Media and SIGNAL. This is a satellite event of the Contemporary Pacific Arts Festival held at Footscray Community Arts Centre in partnership with the Big Island Collective 2013.