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Night Parrot Stories

6:00PM - 2nd Nov 2016

Somewhere in the remote deserts of Australia lived an elusive nocturnal bird called the Night Parrot. Virtually nothing is known of its ecology. It disappeared at the end of the 19th Century. Searching for evidence of its existence became a preoccupation. NIGHT PARROT STORIES was filmed in all the locations where Night Parrots once lived, during a time when stories of extinction were everywhere. This poetic and intriguing work is directed by award-winning Canberra filmmaker Rob Nugent. NIGHT PARROT STORIES is the second film in a series of three documentaries exploring non-human perspectives. The first film was on Locusts (MEMOIRS OF A PLAGUE) and the next is on the Albatross and relationships with the pelagic southern Oceans. All the main characters are creatures of flight.

Feature: Q&A with director Rob Nugent

Trailer.

Guests

Rob Nugent

Director - NIGHT PARROT STORIES Rob is a Canberra-based filmmaker whose enquiries often document local and global situations bumping into the non-human world. His films employ and critique various documentary forms. His last three films came out of expeditions to remote locations in Indonesia, Guinea, Iraq, Ethiopia, Egypt, Tanzania and Australia. His 2007 film, END OF THE RAINBOW, won international film awards and screened in Europe and the US. He directs and shoots, but not necessarily in that order. He came of age when he discovered the ‘Canberra School’ of film making. Before that he was just making it all up. He also likes chickens... in fact most birds.

Details

Date:
November 2, 2016
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Venue

NFSA Arc Cinema
1 McCoy Circuit
Acton, ACT 2601 Australia
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Phone:
(02) 6248 2000
Website:
www.nfsa.gov.au/arc/

Film Details

Director:
Rob Nugent
Rating:
PG
Duration:
89 mins
Country:
AUS
Language:
English
Genre:
Documentary
Year:
2016