Satire tack­les asy­lum views

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - MOVIES -

PO­LIT­I­CAL satire Wel­come to the Lucky Coun­try, a short film which ex­plores the is­sues of boat peo­ple, gets a spe­cial air­ing when Gold Coast In­die Film Net­work meets on Wed­nes­day. Con­ceived by Bris­bane film­maker Peter Hege­dus (pic­tured), it imag­ines a game show which gives asy­lum seek­ers a chance to win a place in Aus­tralia and is de­signed to shame and chal­lenge view­ers into ques­tion­ing national re­sponses to the plight of those who ar­rive by sea. Hege­dus is an award-win­ning maker of doc­u­men­taries which in­clude the 2004 Acad­emy Award short-listed In­her­i­tance: A Fish­er­man’s Story. He made Wel­come to the Lucky Coun­try on a tiny bud­get, as­sisted by about 80 peo­ple who do­nated their ser­vices. Gold Coast In­die Film Net­work meets at The Arts Cen­tre Gold Coast Base­ment on Wed­nes­day. Pro­ducer Gina Black ( The Propo­si­tion), ac­tor and coach David A. Brooks and mu­si­cian Ty­rone Noo­nan ap­pear as spe­cial guests.

Gold Coast In­die Film TV Net­work plays The Base­ment at The Arts Cen­tre Gold Coast Base­ment on Wed­nes­day. Doors open 6.30pm for 7.30pm start. Tick­ets $10-15.

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