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Who or what is Eddy Rice?

Eddy Rice was indigenous leader and Federal Senator Patrick Dodson’s nickname for the Edmund Rice Centre which just completed 21 long grinding years fighting for social justice and equality. Dodson gave the keynote address at the celebration shortly after the screening of...
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Frank on sexual health

Over the last six months Afterglow has taken to the streets to canvas 18-30 year olds for the new federally funded sexual health project, Frank. There is nothing that is left to the imagination as people from across the community are questioned on their understanding of the...
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Painting with power tools

Jonathan Hardy paints with more than what’s on his palette. He’s from Newcastle and has a background in Fine Arts as well as industrial machining and these meet, or rather, collide in his portraits and landscapes. He and partner Amanda also run the Tetch Gallery on...
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The rush and spit of live theatre

We love this! The Belvoir Theatre has a reputation for edgy intimate productions and for the last year Afterglow has been helping document them. Sure, you can go and watch the live telecast of Britain’s National Theatre productions at your local cinema on Sunday mornings,...
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Kiribati climate advocates

Climate message from Kiribati

It’s three steps forward and two steps back in international progress on global warming. Recently the Edmund Rice Centre’s program, Pacific Calling Partnership, brought out two young fiery campaigners from Kiribati who have first hand experience of rising sea levels....
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Flying Boats at new home

The rebuilt Sydney Seaplanes terminal at Rose Bay now features the Afterglow documentary Flying Boats in the new exhibition space. Made for the Museum of Sydney, the film tells the story of the city’s first international airport set up by Qantas at Rose Bay and the 10 day...
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Emergency workers and mental health

Keeping the black dog at bay  Mental Health Commission NSW Youtube Meditation and touch footy might not be the silver bullet for keeping stress at bay when dealing with suicides and families decimated by car crash, but along with mindfulness, playing music and other activities it...
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Planting Dreams

Lush, green and sometimes a little weird The video was a cross-country survey of eight NSW grand gardens, from the sub-tropical rainforest garden in the hinterland of Byron Bay to the new world climbing gardens on the old Kent Brewery site in Sydney. Art and culture are not...
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Chatswood Transport Interchange

Afterglow has continued its work with Cox Architecture with a recent profile of the firm’s Chatswood Transport Interchange. The project is a vital urban intervention with its mixed-use transport-oriented complex of major train station and bus station below a shopping and...
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Early poets getting the band back together

Afterglow has been shooting and now editing three short lively films for The State Library of NSW on early Australian poets, Dorothea Mackellar (“I love a sunburnt country…”), Henry Lawson and CJ Dennis. The films are being presented by Sydney author, Libby...
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Hyde Park War Memorial

The Veterans Affairs unit at the NSW Government’s Department is engaging an artist to design a new installation to accompany the Hyde Park War Memorial’s new extension by architecture firm Johnson Pilton Walker www.jpw.com.au and Afterglow has been documenting the process.
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International Women’s Day

Marrickville Council had Afterglow cover the International Women’s Day address by writer and academic, Eva Cox.
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Experimental architecture and no waiting lines

Over the last year Cox Architecture has commissioned Afterglow to profile recent projects including Wollongong University’s tech-heavy Sustainable Building Research Centre. This energy-neutral centre is itself a massive experiment project with deep heat sinks, electric...
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Girma loading ute with PCs

PCs for Ethiopia

The HARDA film project, New Land New Life, has led to other mini-projects for East African communities here and abroad. Our current project is collecting and sending used PCs to our friend Girma Dabi’s old school 100km south of the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa....
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Wendy Whiteley

Interview with Wendy Whiteley

Filmed interview with Wendy Whiteley, wife and muse to painter Brett Whitely. Brett had a close relationship with long time Sydney painter Lloyd Rees, the subject of the Museum of Sydney’s imminent exhibition. Rees’ lovely oils, watercolours and drawings of Sydney not...
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Editing Asia Pacific Forum Documentary

Ah, the editing of two hours of documentary for the Asia Pacific Forum continues. The first instalment on how human rights commissions work is all but finished except for some small breakout case studies. The second is on the rights of women and girls and is progressing steadily....
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Lew Keilar illustrator storyboard for NHRC

Script Session with Illustrator Lew Keilar

  Great scriptwriting and sketching session with illustrator and animator, Lew Keilar who’s working up a series of short whiteboard animations for the documentary on the work of human rights commissions. Watching Lew work his pencil magic is pretty cool, no wonder a lot of...
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lifejacket maintenance video shoot

Lifejacket maintenance for NSW Maritime

Lifejacket maintenance shoot for NSW Maritime. Filming lifejacket expert Nick showing how to re-pack jackets after they’ve been checked didn’t exactly get the pulse racing but on the upside it was a spectacularly clear Sydney spring day and the water at Watsons Bay was just...
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