october, 2019

24oct7:00 pm9:00 pmFlinders Film Series: The Plastic House + Two Short Films by Audrey LamOz Asia 20197:00 pm - 9:00 pm Mercury CinemaAudience:Alumni,Donors,Employers,Future students,General Public,Government departments & agencies,High school students,Industry partners,Online students,Postgraduate Students,Professionals,Recent graduates,Researchers,Staff,Students,Teachers,Undergraduate students

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The Plastic House 

After the passing of her parents, a girl takes over the family farm by herself. As she becomes absorbed in the process and ritual of working in the green house, the precarious weather threatens to destroy this new life alone.

The Plastic House reflects the cultural mentality of a 2nd generation young adult having grown up in Australia with Cambodian parents – imagining what would be left after her parents have passed. Evoking hauntology and blurring the lines between documentary and fiction, the film captures the inherited life of working in a greenhouse ‘Allison Chhorn, 2019’

Running time: 45 mins

A Pocketful of Song

A bustling market street chimes with the gentle chaos of a lone, decades-old collectible coin and stamp shop in its midst. The elderly shop owner shares stories of the stamps and the world passing by.

Running time: 17 mins

A River Twice

A boat making its way along a river mirrors a father’s small turns of thought about his daughter and the passing years.

These two films began with an impulse to film something I had heard about anecdotally – a friend’s red boat, my great-aunt’s drawings. I liked thinking about where those things might belong in a life, and how rich and exhilarating time and place is to how we see ourselves ‘Audrey Lam, 2017′

Running time: 15 mins

The Flinders Film Series is a showcase of vibrant works by emerging Asian-Australian independent filmmakers, exploring concepts of identity, place, and belonging. Curated by Nicholas Godfrey, Flinders University College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences.

This event is part of the 2019 Oz Asia Festival. Allison Chhorn and Audrey Lam are guests of the festival.

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(Thursday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


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