FRANKSTON Council will air a series of short films in support of Harmony Day on Wednesday 30 March.
The diverse short films explore the success, challenges and nuances of migrant communities in Australia. The films focus on social inclusion and identity, and are designed for a family audience.
Films include Father (2015) by Tresa Ponnor, a short documentary about two fathers; one physical, one spiritual. It follows the story of a young Vietnamese-Australian man as he explores his spiritual and religious commitments, and his relationship with his father; Gaffa (2013) by Adrian Castro & Craig Anderson, two sweatshop workers at the Balloon factory battle it out for an apple. What transpires is a final showdown with the big boss, where a piece of gaffa can be more dangerous than it appears. A hilarious action packed film from Western Sydney and The Alien Boy (2012) by Miles Szanto, Miki is a young Hungarian boy who cannot quite understand why he is always the target of nasty bully-attacks at school. Is it because his mum speaks a different language or because of the weird lunch she packs him? Determined to find out why, Miki embarks on a journey which leads him to discover who he really is.
Two screening sessions at 1pm-3pm and 7pm-9pm at Cube 37, Frankston Arts Centre, 37 Davey St, Frankston.