CIVIC LIFE coming to Parramatta

A selection of the CIVIC LIFE series of films, including a special preview of the latest work, TIONG BAHRU, will be presented at SWITCH in Parramatta, the home of Information and Cultural Exchange (ICE), as part of Joe Lawlor’s visit to Sydney in June.

See a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the making of TIONG BAHRU, featuring the photography of Samantha Tio and Alecia Neo and the music of composer Kavin Hoo, below.

Joe will introduce four of the films, including the very first CIVIC LIFE film, WHO KILLED BROWN OWL, and will share with the audience the process and experience of making the 10 films over the past 7 years.

While in Parramatta, Joe will also be leading a masterclass for local filmmakers and be meeting community leaders to pose the question: where could a CIVIC LIFE film be shot in Western Sydney?

The event is a great opportunity to pick the brains of the co-director of “one of the most impressive feature debuts of the past couple of years” The Observer

Event: Civic Life and Q&A with Joe Lawlor
Date: Fri 10 June, 2.00 – 3.30 pm
Venue: Switch Digital Arts Centre, 8 Victoria Rd, Parramatta, NSW 2150
Admission: Free
Seats are limited so rsvp, here.

If you are resident in Australia, find out how you could win a copy of the TIONG BAHRU DVD, featuring the Top 19 WHERE THE HEART IS films, here. If you are in Singapore, contact your local branch of the NLB to ask about borrowing the DVD from the end of May.

This screening and masterclass is presented by ICE, with support from British Council.

TIONG BAHRU will also screen at the Sydney Film Festival, alongside 19 of the films from our WHERE THE HEART IS competition. Details here.

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