Anna Broinowski

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Anna Broinowski is a Walkley Award-winning documentary filmmaker and author.[1][2][3][4]

Her feature documentaries are Forbidden Lie$, about Chicago hoax author Norma Khouri,[5] cited as one of the best 100 Australian films of the new millennium,[6] Aim High in Creation! (2013), about North Korea's propaganda filmmakers,[7][8] and Pauline Hanson: Please Explain (2016), about Australian Senator Pauline Hanson.[9][10]

Broinowski's broadcast documentaries include Helen's War, about anti-nuclear activist Dr Helen Caldicott's 2003 campaign against the US-led invasion of Iraq,[11][12] Heartbeat: the Miracle Inside You, about the latest advances in cardiothoracic surgery and treatment for ABC Catalyst,[13] Hell Bento!!, about the Japanese cultural underground,[14] and Sexing the Label (1996), about Sydney counter-cultures in the mid 1990s.[15]

In 2016, Broinowski won her third AFI/AACTA, for directing Pauline Hanson: Please Explain.[16] Her work has also received an Al Jazeera Golden Award,[17] a NSW Premier's Literary Award,[18] a Dendy,[19] the Rome Film Fest Cult Prize,[20] an Atom Award,[21] the St Petersburg International Media Forum Press Award for Best Film,[22] and the Writers Guild of America (East and West) Best Nonfiction Screenplay award.[23]

Broinowski has written two non-fiction books, Please Explain: the rise, fall and rise again of Pauline Hanson (Penguin 2017),[24] and the NIB Waverley Alex Buzo shortlist prize-winning The Director is the Commander (Penguin 2015)[25][26] which was released in the USA by Arcade Publishing as Aim High in Creation! in 2016.[27][28][29]

In 2016 Broinowski received a PhD from Macquarie University for her thesis on the history of deceptive techniques in documentary filmmaking, inspired by the relationship between filmmaker and subject in Forbidden Lie$.[30]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2009 Walkley Award winners". The Sydney Morning Herald. 26 November 2009. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  2. ^ Hardy, Karen (24 August 2017). "Canberra Writers Festival: something for every appetite". Therural.com.au. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  3. ^ "The most famous villains in North Korea". News.com.au. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  4. ^ "How to make the perfect propaganda film - CNN Video". Edition.cnn.com. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  5. ^ "Review: 'Forbidden Lie$'". Latimes.com. 10 April 2009. Retrieved 26 December 2017 – via LA Times.
  6. ^ "The 100 Best Australian Films Of The New Millennium - FilmInk". filmink.com.au. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  7. ^ Safi, Michael (10 April 2014). "Propaganda masterclass: can Kim Jong-il beat coal seam gas?". Theguardian.com. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  8. ^ "'Aim High in Creation!' Is the Best North Korean Propaganda Film You'll Ever See — ★★★★". Nonfics.com. 11 July 2014. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  9. ^ Latimore, Jack (1 August 2016). "Pauline Hanson: Please Explain! – a hard-hitting exposé of history repeated". Theguardian.com. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  10. ^ "14 Great Films That Never Made It To The Movies In 2016 (And Where You Can Watch Them Now)". Junkee.com. 22 December 2016. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  11. ^ "Helen help us - Film - www.smh.com.au". Smh.com.au. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  12. ^ Commission, Australian Film. "Screen Australia - Former AFC - News Archive - Winners At The Sydney Film Festival: audience Award And The Dendys". afcarchive.screenaustralia.gov.au. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  13. ^ "Catalyst: Heartbeat: The Miracle Inside You - ABC TV Science". Abc.net.au. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  14. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-12-26. Retrieved 2017-12-03.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  15. ^ "Sexing the Label". Sbs.com.au. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  16. ^ "First AACTA Award winners unveiled". If.com.au. 6 December 2016. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  17. ^ "A view of forbidden territory - Film - Entertainment - smh.com.au". Smh.com.au. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  18. ^ "Winners. Shortlists.New South Wales Premiers Literary Awards to honour distinguished achievement by Australian writers. The Awards are announced during the Sydney Writers' Festival". Literaryawards.com.au. Archived from the original on 13 March 2018. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  19. ^ "Helen's War: Portrait of a Dissident". Artfilms.com.au. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  20. ^ "Jason Reitman's Juno takes Best Film prize in Rome". Screendaily.com. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  21. ^ "2014 IP AWARENESS ATOM AWARDS TERTIARY & INDUSTRY WINNERS ANNOUNCED!" (PDF). Atomawards.org. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  22. ^ "Roskino ST.PETERSBURG INTERNATIONAL MEDIA FORUM PRIZES AWARDED". Roskino.org. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  23. ^ "From Beatles to Brecht: A Week of Pleasure at SilverDocs". Documentary.org. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  24. ^ "Please Explain: The Rise, Fall and Rise Again of Pauline Hanson by Anna Broinowski". Penguin.com.au. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  25. ^ "The Director is the Commander". Goodreads.com. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  26. ^ "Waverley Library Award 2015 shortlist announced - Books+Publishing". Booksandpublishing.com.au. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  27. ^ "Brooklyn Bugle Book Review: "Aim High in Creation! A One-of-a Kind Journey inside North Korea's Propaganda Machine" by Anna Broinowski – Brooklyn Bugle". Brooklynbugle.com. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  28. ^ "Aim High in Creation!". Goodreads.com. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  29. ^ "Aim High in Creation!". Arcadepub.com. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  30. ^ "Tricks of the trade: an examination of the confluences between documentary and deception, inspired by the symbiotic relationship between filmmaker and con artist in Forbidden lie$". Researchonline.mq.edu.au. 26 December 2017. Retrieved 26 December 2017.