Satire tackles asylum views
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.