A short experimental film that explores the ruins of a settlement on a remote island. A collector searches futilely for artefacts that can tell him more about the people who used to live there. A daughter speaks about the painful loss of her father who was forced to leave under the veil of colonialism and imperialism. A short experimental film made for the Prototype experimental film platform in partnership with the Australian Centre of Moving Image.
11 min/ Single channel/ 2020 Commission for Art Gallery NSW
Director, Cinematography & Montage
Filmed in the South Gobi community closest to Mongolia’s largest mining operation, this video art moves through the hazy and barren landscape to encounter people and wild animals in search for water after the last river has run dry.
River Undain is a meditation on tending and remembrance. As the camera roves over a desiccated, lunar landscape, camel herders evoke a lost waterway which sustained life in the desert for millennia.
THE WOLVES ALWAYS COME AT NIGHT
Writer & Director
2021, 90 minutes
A hybrid documentary film that explores the forced migration of a nomadic community in Mongolia.
‘Devastated to discover their entire livestock suddenly killed overnight, traditional Mongolian herders Anktuya and Dorji are forced to move to the cities ger districts. In grappling with the realities of this new world cut off from nature, the ruptures within their relationship and themselves begin to grow’.