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    A filmmaker's personal story about her estranged Uncle Bluey - a white man who found his home in a remote Aboriginal community. In December 2005 Britt Arthur heard the news that her Uncle Robert was dead. No-one in the Arthur family had spoken about Robert in the preceding 30 years. He was the black sheep of the family, he would argue, he owed everyone money and before he left he actually pulled a gun on Britt’s dad. At least that is what Britt had heard... When it came to Robert, Britt hardly knew what to believe. She was too young to remember him being around. But as she grew older, an interest in discovering her long lost uncle became clear. She wanted to know who he was, and where to find him. The unfortunate phone call just before Xmas had ended the chance for Britt to bring her uncle back to the family. And the silence about Uncle Robert remained, even in the time of his death. Britt’s father would be the only member of the Arthur family to make the 1000-mile journey to Robert’s funeral, except, of course, for Britt who took her camera along for the ride. MY UNCLE BLUEY is a personal story about the things that tear families apart, what brings them back together, and how your family is your family. Always. ________________________________________________________________ “A very moving personal story ... It’s a story with several unexpected twists ... The film has an assured execution and confidence that I admire.” - Tom Zubrycki, Documentary Filmmaker. “Beautifully paced and deeply affecting.” - Stefan Moore, Documentary Producer & Director. “Rarely have I been left feeling as satisfied by a short film as I have by ‘My Uncle Bluey’! The poetic search really paid off.” - Greg Colgan, Electric Pictures. ________________________________________________________________ Official Selection! Edindocs 2010 - Documentary Film Festival. In Competition for ‘Short Documentary’ – 22nd International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) 2009 – International Premiere. 56th Sydney Film Festival (Australia) 2009 - World Premiere. Australian Director’s Guild (ADG) Awards 2009 – Winner ‘Best Direction in a Short Film’. Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM) Awards 2009 - Winner ‘Best Documentary Short Subject’. Canberra Short Film Festival 2009 – Winner ‘Best National Short Film’. Revelation International Film Festival (Australia) 2009 – Official Selection. Flickerfest (Australia) 2010 - International Documentary Competition. Pacific International Documentary Film Festival (FIFO - Tahiti) 2010. Mumbai International Film Festival (India) 2010. DOXA Canada DocMiami Atlanta DocuFest Atlanta Shortsfest

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    • Best dad's speech ever!


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        "At the Breaking Point: Emotions and Ethics in Family Caregiving" Produced by the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education & Terra Nova Films / From the Fanlight Collection at Icarus Films icarusfilms.com/fanlight/atbrk.html At the Breaking Point: Emotions And Ethics In Family Caregiving This new compilation DVD gets to the emotional and ethical core of family caregiving. It offers short video excerpts, (3- to 8-minutes each) that reflect on several crucial aspects of family caregiving-from the effects of Alzheimer's on the spousal relationship to the right to die with dignity. Each excerpt shows real families in the midst of dealing with real challenges. Handled with unprecedented candor, each chapter provides a trigger for further discussion of the topic. Each short video also provides a way to help others acknowledge and address the specific challenges involved in caring for a loved one. The DVD is chaptered for easy access to a specific topic and include: Chapters: 1. A Couple Faces Alzheimer's 2. A Family Faces Alzheimer's: The Nursing Home Decision 3. Giving Up The Keys: Driving And Dementia 4. Complaints Of A Dutiful Daughter 5. The Struggle Over Independence 6. A Daughter's Anguish 7. Dying With Dignity At Home

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          "A Mother Never Gives Up Hope" Produced by National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life & Terra Nova Films / From the Fanlight Collection at Icarus Films http://icarusfilms.com/fanlight/never.html This video shares the candid and powerful stories of Ruth, Lova, Anne and Rita—four women who are dealing with abuse at the hands of an adult son. In their own words, they work through the emotions and pain of experiencing abuse from their sons, the life-changing impact it makes on them as a person and how it affects their mother-son relationships. The video also gives a "two year progression" window in which the women look back on how they have adapted or changed as a result of the abuse—one takes back her own personal power, another feels "re-victimized" by the system for not being able to maintain a relationship with her son. Both emotional and empowering, the stories provide firsthand insight on how advocates can better assist other survivors of this under-reported form of elder abuse.

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            "Learning to Speak Alzheimer's: An Introduction To The Habilitation Approach To Care" Produced by Image Studio Films / From the Fanlight Collection at Icarus Films icarusfilms.com/fanlight/learn.html Applying the basic concepts of habilitation (which is simply care giving that embraces the remaining abilities of the person with dementia), the video shows how to create a suitable environment in which the person can lead a quality life through proactive adjustments. The practical information in this video will enhance the physical, psycho-social, and sensory world of the person with Alzheimer's. Caregivers will learn how to: communicate better with persons with Alzheimer's; reduce emotional or aggressive-protective reactions by identifying and removing frustration triggers; engage the person in life-enriching activities that promote positive memories, and boost emotional stability and self-esteem. Ideal for nursing homes, assisted living, hospital, and home settings. A must see for all caregivers.

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            • THE LOVING STORY Trailer


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              "The Loving Story" A film by Nancy Buirski / An Icarus Films Release icarusfilms.com/new2012/ls.html Peabody Award-winner, Emmy Award-winner and Oscar-shortlist selection The Loving Story, the debut feature by Full Frame documentary festival founder Nancy Buirski, is the definitive account of Loving v. Virginia, the landmark 1967 Supreme Court decision that legalized interracial marriage. This evocative documentary, which incorporates luminous, newly discovered 16mm footage of the Lovings and their young Jewish lawyers as well as first-person testimony and rare documentary photographs by LIFE magazine photographer Grey Villet, recounts the little-known story of the Loving family. The marriage of Mildred (who was part-black and part-Native American) and Richard (who was white) was declared illegal in 1958 by their home state of Virginia. They refused to leave one another and, with the help of the ACLU, relentlessly pursued their right to happiness. Their case made it all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court where it finally struck down laws against interracial marriage in this country were struck down once and for all. The Loving Story takes us behind the scenes of the legal challenges and the emotional turmoil of the legal victory, documenting a seminal moment in history and reflecting a timely message of marriage equality in a personal, human love story.

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              • Il Compleanno - luglio, 2012


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                Una signora anziana invita i suoi due figli per il pranzo del suo compleanno. Arriva prima il figlio, con sua moglie e sua figlia, poi la figlia per conto suo. Durante il pranzo, la signora manifesta le sue ossessioni e insoddisfazioni nei confronti dei figli. L'arrivo di uno sconosciuto scombussola il pranzo e la fine del corto lascia il pubblico in dubbio sulla vera natura delle relazioni fra i personaggi. Un po' Pirandello, un po' Hitchcock, il corto indaga sul costo psicologico di apparire normale. Un film scritto e diretto da Joseph Edward Rozzo e prodotto da The Bronx Tale.

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                  The dance theatre performance HOUSE HOLE as shown at Fylkingen, Stockholm June 2010. piak is the loving and long-suffering father of Sveta and Kai, two sweet sisters. The all-consuming desire to be one happy family burns in each of them, sometimes on the tip of their tongues, sometimes between their legs, mostly in their secret heart of hearts. But a mystery hovers in the stifling air of their household: who are each of them really, how are they related, and what are their motives? As relations within The Family deteriorate, the roles they play become increasingly twisted. With an eye for compassion and a taste for brutality, the family tackle their everyday struggles with both gentle and dark humour, some feigned bravado and a dash of tender violence… Performance, original script & direction by The Family: Kai Eng, Sviatlana Viarbitskaya & piak. Choreography by Kai Eng & Sviatlana Viarbitskaya. Video by piak. Light: Magnus Lindén. Sound: Dr Bu. Production at Fylkingen: Jocke Roséen & Gabriel Widding. Licence: CC By-Nc-Sa. The following materials used w/o permission. No derivative rights implied. Nagano - Copelia waltz, PIL - Track 8, Painkiller - Scud attack & Deadly obstacle, Bach - Sonata in B minor, ee Cummings - Gee I like to think of Dead, Lynch - The pink room, Zorn - Kedushah, Abadzí - Manés Karip Hedzaz

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                  • Sisters, sisters, there were never such devoted sisters - Baroness Deech of Cumnor DBE


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                    A lecture on the legal position of those who care for their family members. All our lectures are available for free download from the Gresham College website, in video, audio or text formats: http://www.gresham.ac.uk Gresham College professors and guest speakers have been giving free public lectures in central London since 1597. This tradition continues today and you can attend any of our lectures, or watch or listen to them on our website. Website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk Twitter: http://twitter.com/GreshamCollege Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Gresham-College/14011689941

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                    • Home Wreckage


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                      Home Wreckage explores contemporary artists ideas of family relations during this holiday season. Curator Dan Devening shares some of the artists works from this international art exhibition currently on display at Devening Projects + Editions, 3039 W Carroll, in Chicago.

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