FREEDOM STORIES

Reviewed by GREG KING Documentary Director: Steve Thomas. Documentary filmmaker Steve Thomas has been interested in exploring the plight of refugees who have spent time in mandatory detention after arriving on Australia's shores by boat from war torn countries like Afghanistan or Iraq. His previous films include Hope, which followed Iraqi refugee Amal Basry, a survivor of the SIEV X disaster in which some 350 refugees drowned, and 2001's Welcome To Woomera, a look at the notorious detention centre in a remote and harsh location. It was there that he met a number of Continue reading

THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW PODCAST EPISODE #139

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Dave, Greg and Nick take a look at new release films ‘Mr. Holmes,’ ‘Self/less,’ ‘The Gallows,‘ and ‘Freedom Stories.’ This episode also contains interviews with Sir Ian McKellan, Ryan Reynolds, Sir Ben Kingsley, Cassidy Gifford, Reese Mishler, Pfeifer Brown, Steve Thomas (Freedom Stories), Carl Barron (Manny Lewis), Michael McIntyre (Aussie Rules The World), Fadia Aboud (Arab Film Festival) and Thomas Caldwell, the NextGen programmer for the Melbourne International Film Festival. Also make sure you listen this week to see Continue reading