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A little girl sitting on a bed anxiously
The Silences


Presented by the Melbourne Cinémathèque & ACMI

The Silences


Between Past And Present: The Films Of Margot Nash

18 May

An extraordinarily honest portrait of the complex and confusing ties of love, loss and kinship between a mother and daughter. This profoundly moving and tough essay on the tangled bonds, secret histories and unspoken traumas of family life stretches from New Zealand to the Australian suburbs.

No Longer Available.
  • Nash’s exploration of her childhood and the “silences” of family, mental illness and the past draws upon a wealth of photographs, letters, oral histories, documentary footage and clips from her previous work.

    Screens with Shadow Panic (Margot Nash, 26 mins, Australia, 1989). Three women, all strangers, travel through separate but interconnected worlds.

    These screening to be introduced by the filmmaker. Both films are courtesy of the National Film and Sound Archive, Australia.