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May 22, 2022

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Tibetan anniversary

May 23  marks 71 years since the Chinese Communist Party and the People's Liberation Army invaded and commenced  the...

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Sculpture distilled at Husk

The inaugural outdoor exhibition, Sculpture Distilled, opens this week at Husk Farm Distillery and promises the opportunity to get...

Health

I heard on the radio this morning (1 May) that a man spent ‘a record 48 hours’ in a...

Rooftop dining in the centre of Byron

Simon Haslam Last Friday I went up for a few drinks with friends at the relatively new rooftop dining area...

Releasing the chokehold on Australia’s water

What the trading of 40 gigalitres of water from the Barmah Choke means for the Murray Darling Basin.

NSW councils call for social, affordable housing

With ‘Intergenerational inequality growing dramatically’, the peak body representing NSW councils has issued an open letter to all federal election candidates, calling on them to commit to a four-point housing plan.

Richmond candidates strut their stuff

With the federal election looming Saturday, candidates put themselves before the public at the Echo/BayFM ‘Meet the Candidates’ on Monday night in Byron. All candidates were present, except ‘ghost’ One Nation candidate, Tracey Bell-Henselin. 

DIRECTOR, JOHANNA DEMETRAKAS

Demetrakas’ first documentary, Womanhouse, about a ground-breaking feminist art installation, won the AFI Independent Filmmakers Grant, a place in the Whitney Museum’s New American Filmmaker Series, and international recognition at festivals such as the Venice Biennale, Paris, and New York. Her second art doc, Right Out of History: The Making of Judy Chicago’s Dinner Party, was broadcast on PBS and the BBC. Since then, she has built an illustrious career spanning the writing and directing of dramatic fiction, as well as documentaries, and has accumulated a plethora of editing credits. Her accolades and collaborations include work with the Pompidou Museum in Paris, multiple awards from the Sundance Festival, five Emmy nominations and a teaching career in writing and directing at Cal Arts, USA.


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