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    Who Gets to Tell the Story?- Melbourne Premiere Screening of Subject and Ethical Storytelling Panel

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    Our Race is pleased to present a tour of the award-winning documentary "Subject". This remarkable film provides an opportunity for people to embark or progress along their Ethical Story Telling journey.

    We want these screenings to ignite a powerful dialogue and shed light on the ethical challenges of documentary filmmaking. Prepare to delve into a world where conventional practices are interrogated, and the boundaries between filmmaker, storyteller, and subject are reimagined. Together, let's start and develop passionate conversations about depiction, exploitation, and the very essence of documentary ethics.

    Each film screening will be an immersive experience - blending education and networking. Engage in thought-provoking panel discussions led by diverse Story Tellers and film industry experts. Let their wisdom and expertise inspire you, as we collectively explore the possibilities of Transformational Ethical Story Telling.

    Join us on this extraordinary journey, where Story Telling becomes a catalyst for change and where power is returned to Story Holders.

    About Subject Film

    Subject explores the life-altering experience of sharing one’s life on screen through key participants of acclaimed documentaries The Staircase, Hoop Dreams, The Wolfpack, Capturing the Friedmans, and The Square. These erstwhile documentary “stars” reveal the highs and lows of their experiences as well as the everyday realities of having their lives put under a microscope. Also featuring commentary from such influential names in the doc world as Kirsten Johnson, Sam Pollard, Thom Powers and Sonya Childress, the film unpacks vital issues around the ethics and responsibility inherent in documentary filmmaking. As tens of millions of people consume documentaries in an unprecedented "golden era," Subject urges audiences to consider the often profound impact on their participants.

    The Ethical Story Telling Panel

    Join a panel of experts to discuss the film and the bigger question of "Who Gets to Tell the Story?

    On the panel will be Margie Ratliff, co-producer and participant on Subject and founder of the Documentary Participants Empowerment Alliance (DPEA), a non-profit organization that will focus on documentary film participants, bringing vital resources to past, present, and future people who have been in documentary films.

    Other speakers to be announced soon.

    The venue is wheelchair accessible and has an accessible toilet.

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