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CASULA POWERHOUSE FILM PROGRAM

Bittersweet Online Film Screening:
Don't Forget to Go Home (2020) & The Land Has Eyes (2004)

Tuesday 6 October | 7pm
Bookings close 3pm on Tuesday 6 October

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Join us for this free online film screening presented as a companion to our current exhibition Bittersweet!

Bittersweet presents iTaukei and Indo-Fijian artists who share their experiences of living in diaspora as well as the connection to their island home: Fiji. It is a talanoa: a laying down of artworks and stories some sweet, and some bitter.

This online film screening presents two films made by filmmakers with deep connections to Fiji. Much like the artists in the exhibition, these filmmakers interpret ideas around language and stories, and what it means to have a connection to place.

The online film screening will be introduced by Craig Donarski (Director, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre) and Shivanjani Lal (Curator, Bittersweet)

Both films will be subtitled in English. Please note the short film is unclassified but we recommend adults only.


About the films

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Don't Forget to Go Home (2020) 
Directed by Victoria Singh-Thompson

Duration: 12 minutes 
Rating: 18+
Warning: Contains scenes of drug use 
Language: English & Hindi

Two Fijian-Indian sisters escape their cousin’s wedding to get high on disobedience and drugs.

Joining their friends, a pair of sisters enjoy a wild night out in the heart of Sydney. Featuring clever cinematography that captures both youthful abandon and slowly altering states of consciousness, Don’t Forget to Go Home dramatises the tensions between culture and queerness, rebellion and responsibility.

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The Land Has Eyes (2004) 
Directed by Vilsoni Hereniko

Duration: 87 minutes 
Rating: PG13
Language: Rotuman & English

The Land Has Eyes (Original titled Pear ta Ma ‘On Maf) is the only dramatic feature film ever made by a Native of Fiji (2004) that has won international acclaim. The film is shot entirely on the island of Rotuma, one of Fiji’s 330 islands. Written and directed by Vilsoni Hereniko who hails from Rotuma where he grew up for the first sixteen years of his life, this first feature had its world premiere at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival in North America and won several awards, including best dramatic film at the Imaginative Film and Media Arts Festival in Toronto, Canada; it also screened at more than 30 international film festivals around the world.