They’re raving about short film featuring local talent

July 08, 2014 Photo credit: localnewsplus

A SHORT film featuring western Sydney talent from the South Sudanese community in Bankstown, has screened in the official competition of the Oscar-qualifying film festival, Palm Springs International Shortfest, California.

The film received rave reviews last month when it screened at the Palm Springs Shortfest, ranked as the world’s fifth most prestigious festival behind Cannes, Sundance, Venice and Berlin.

Co-produced by Yagoona actress and film maker Isha Kamara, I Am Emmanuel takes a poetic look at the difficulties involved for refugees when transitioning into a new life in Australia after fleeing from the horrors of war.

“The film got a warm response from the Sudanese community when we had an advanced screening in Bankstown recently,” Isha said.


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