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. 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.