In Melbourne, Australia, a group of young people from Pacific backgrounds came together with filmmakers to explore the experience of being young, urban and Pacific Islander. The result is ‘Pearl’, a beautiful short film written, directed and filmed by the collective. It’s the story of Dinah, a young Polynesian woman struggling with her grandmother’s death and the demands that her family places 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?

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