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The family

The family - 2016 - Color - 98 mn Original version with French subtitles - Australia - Documentary
  • Directed by
    Rosie Jones
  • Produced by
    Anna Grieve
  • Screenplay by
    Rosie Jones
  • Photography
    Jaems Grant
  • Music by
    Jane Usher, Amanda Brown
  • With
    Jordan Fraser-Trumble, Anne Hamilton-Byrne
European premiere - International competition - Presentation reserved to audience above 12

A damning investigation about Australian Anne Hamilton-Byrne, a yoga teacher and founder in the 70s of the Santiniketan Park Association, which behind its new age fraternity front turned out to be a sect sequestering many people amongst which were children, kept under neuroleptic medication and gathered through illegal means.

At once stupefying, painful and atrocious, this macabre tale traumatised all of Australia in the 80s. Previously noticed with her excellent documentary The Triangle Wars, about the battle between developers of a huge commercial center and indignant locals, Rosie Jones, in The Family, shows us some incredible archive footage found through meticulous research. Beyond its subject, this is probably one of the best recent documentaries.

Wednesday 6 September 2017 - 19:30 - Showroom 300
Friday 8 September 2017 - 17:15 - Showroom 100
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