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The following films are featured in Time To Go John.
JOHN VALDER INTERVIEW | HT Lee, Carmela Baranowska & Cathryn Morgan
John Valder the former Liberal Party National President and currently the convenor of the 'Not Happy John Campaign' believes Howard should have step down when he had his chance. The Liberals would have 'walked in' without Howard as leader.
A MOMENT OF SHAME | Amanda King & Fabio Cavadini
The huge anti-war demonstrations around Australia did not move John Howard's resolve to send Australia to war. Participants express their feelings about his decision including excerpts from a speech by cartoonist, Bill Leak and Dave Burgess, of the No War on the Opera House fame.
TRUST HOWARD? | HT Lee
John Howard wants voters to trust him. But many conservative voters, including Julian Burnside QC, currently don’t feel comfortable with him.
WHAT JOHN HOWARD KNEW - EAST TIMOR 1999
"What John Howard knew-East Timor 1999". Examines the Howard government's knowledge of what was happening on the ground in East Timor and...what was actually happening on the ground in East Timor.
BURQA | Anna Broinowski
On the eve of the bombing in Iraq a woman in a burqa travels to the Sydney Opera House with a mysterious package.
FASCISM IS FUN | Catfish
Bored? Disillusioned with politics? We have the answer for you. Vote 1 The Fascist Party. The party that truly fulfills your lifestyle needs.
HOWARD'S BLEMISH | John Hughes
"It's only when we listen that we can hear what might be beyond the words." Patrick Dodson introducing PM John Howard, Reconciliation Convention, Melbourne, May 1997. When John Howard famously 'lost it' during his speech formally opening the Reconciliation Conference in Melbourne in May 1997, and audiences turned their backs as he spoke, he used the word 'blemish' to describe the significance of Indigenous dispossession and frontier violence in colonial Australia. With the help of Judith Brett, Howard's 'Blemish' speculates on what is at stake in the Prime Minister's choice of words.
THE LETTER | Catherine Gough-Brady
John Howard signed a memo asking for the 'interventionist strategy'
to be implemented. This strategy included manufacturing an economically
costly dispute and the removal of the Maritime Union from the waterfront.
It backfired badly, the documents leaked out.
I AM A BLACK MAN | Stella Simmering
The story of Johnny Balayia who lived out in the bush around Darwin.
JOHN HOWARD - AS GOOD AS HIS WORD
| Daryl Dellora
John Howard has passed extraordinary, unprecedented and draconian anti-terror laws which allow for the secret detention of any Australian over 16 years old, not suspect in any crime, and without charge or trial. Guantanamo comes to Canberra.
THROUGH THE WIRE | Pip Starr
Put 1000 of Australia's most committed activists at the gates of Woomera, leave the cops in the pub and something is bound to happen. Still, no one expected the fences to fall so easily. With a voice over from a Woomera escapee, Through the Wire reveals both the inhumanity of our Government and the power and compassion of people.
JOHN HOWARD IS A FILTHY SLUT | Kris Keogh
Local Darwin hip hop song "John Howard is a filthy slut. He may have been elected but, he's not a leader of mine." Kris says: "Written in 2002 after the invasion of Afghanistan, this song seems even more relevant today. John Howard is still in bed with George Bush. The film clip was made with a camera, some old magazines, a pair of scissors and a pissed-off attitude. Let's hope its irrelevant in a couple of weeks time...."
LAST DRINKS | Simon Karutz
"Last Drinks" is a short film which takes us on a journey to what could be any local watering hole. An examination of the staff and clientel offers an insight into the views and effects of John Howards' Goods and Services Tax on the average working class citizen. Features a soundtrack by Ollie Laurie.
| Creative Illusions
Should the Prime Minister lie?' asks an ad created for Northern NSW.
BOMBER | Haavard Berstad
An animated film clip made for Gatas Parlament (Peoples
Parliament). The film comprises of a Norwegian hip hop act,
on the Iraq war. The tune, Bombefly (Bomber), focuses on the "coalition
of the willing" and the reasons for the Iraqi invasion.
BLACK BULLION | Jen Hughes
The Howard Government's withdrawal from the jurisdiction of the
International Court of Justice and the International Tribunal on
the Law of the Sea has forced East Timor to back down on their right
to negotiate their Maritime Boundaries on an equal footing and access
their resources for survival beyond the paternalism of Australia
and other colonial powers. A film about the tension between personal
friendship and the betrayal of trust for black bullion.
HOWARD'S HISTORY | John Hughes
"Questions here at stake are bigger than the small hearts that
have concocted the ten point scam" Noel Pearson, Reconciliation
Convention, May 2004. Noel Pearson's compelling deconstruction of
John Howard's narrow view of Australian history is startlingly clear
in speeches during the Reconciliation Convention in Melbourne in
THE WRITINGS ON THE WALL | Kelly Chapman
John Howard’s policies have fuelled a textual protest in inner city Brisbane. Music composed by Lissy Viggers.
EYE SAW | Nicholas Hansen
Eye Saw tells the story of two urban pranksters and the ways they challenge the community by stenciling political messages on advertising billboards and the streets.
Web only films
It was our intention that Time to Go John be around 70 mins long - The final version is 90 min but that still wasn't enough to fit all the films.
Dog | Helen Grace
Inspired by Kafka's *Investigations of a Dog* & Trish Worth's recent comments, this film is a small meditation on a dog's journey to freedom, the quarantine experience, the food, the reunion with his loving mistress (the Human), his thoughts for the future. We follow the dog, examining his perspective.
Driven To Extinction | Dinkling Productions
Johnny's Parade | Mitch Goodwin
Mr Clean | Kirsten Wolf
"We know it's rough, but we've had enough". Kirsten Wolf made Mr Clean - a parody of the old Mr Sheen advertisments because… he really looks like Mr Sheen! Not only in his ability to sweep things under the carpet, lie, and generally wipe out existing human rights laws and infrastructure, but also in his ability to appear to be so squeaky clean.
Musafari | Mitch Goodwin
The Activist | Kathryn Kelly
Who Shot the Prime Minister
Under the milky way
Polymptics - the Political Olympics! Mark Latham & John Howard try to catch and kiss as many babies as possible in a Baby Catching competition. A commentary on children overboard, "family" focus, single parents back to work and population growth incentives.
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