Third Culture Kids
This series follows six emerging Australian artists from culturally diverse backgrounds as they explore belonging and discuss themes of migration, identity and personal memory. Santilla Chingaipe (Black As Me) directed the series. Chloe Brugale, Kate Laurie and Robert Connolly of Arenamedia (Acute Misfortune, Balibo) produced the project. Film Victoria provided financial support for this series. It is currently streaming on ABC iview
Black As Me
I wrote and directed a short documentary produced by ArenaMedia about Melbourne artist, Atong Atem's struggle growing up dark skinned in Australia. It was funded by Screen Australia and News Limited.
The Australian Centre for the Moving Image, ACMI, described it as "a confronting exploration of colourism, somehow made lovely by the skilful creative team"
The film received a theatrical release at ACMI and has gone on to screen at the Human Rights Arts and Film Festival, The St Kilda Short Film Festival and the Australian Festival of African Film.
More info can be found via the Screen Australia website here
Link to view the film here